G.T. would murder me on the concrete if I specified this particular trial, but just in a vacuum I'm surprised D.A.'s even get a say in this. Guess it's like setting bail, but that doesn't affect how good of a defense someone gets. But I didn't even know you could do that. i thought if you're poor, you just get a public defender and that's it. But the government pays for your expert witnesses? That's great. Apparently you have to disclose your defense strategy to justify funds, & this lawyer doesn't want to. He just wants the funds based on "trust me" he actually said that l.o.l. the judge said I trust you, but that's irrelevant to my decision to give more funding (has to explain what it's used for & he won't do it).