I am impressed by Ashton so far - the way he has handled oral argument on the various motions before Judge Strickland. Thought I'd start a support thread. Feel free to link to videos of the hearings. I don't see much about Ashton's background except that he is an Assistant State Attorney for Orange County and has been mentioned in some briefs filed on appeal by defendants. I have long admired the incredibly hard work of a prosecutor and I am also a big fan of Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Manson murder trials and author of the book about them, "Helter Skelter".