Go, Read: Statement From Christopher Handley’s Lawyer Eric A. Chase
Over at TCJ.com they're running a statement from Christopher Handley's lawyer Eric A. Chase on their perspective regarding their client's taking a plea in his manga obscenity case rather than fighting things out at trial. I don't think any sort of clever recontextualizing or summarizing on my part is appropriate right at this moment, so I hope you'll just read that article.