February 27, 2011
Professor John Burkoff commented in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on whether State Senator Jane Orie will testify in her own defense in her ongoing trial for using state resources for political purposes. According to Professor Burkoff, taking the stand presents real risks. "Ninety-five percent of the problem is you open yourself up to cross-examination," he said. "The other 5 percent is that you might act in a way that makes the jury nervous about you or question your credibility."