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9.05.2007

Californication


I've barely kept up with the trial of record producer Phil Spector in California, but I did see this today in the news:

The nine-man, three-woman jury is expected to hear two days of closing arguments by both sides. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler said he expects the case to be submitted to them on Friday.

Two days? Two days of closing arguments? California is insane. In Texas, you would be lucky to get 30 minutes. Maybe an hour if you had an a very unusual judge.

And even with those restrictions, I can't recall a single time a judge has told me during closing argument that I was "out of time." I think the attention span of jurors is much like mine: very, very short. Say it - with passion - and then shut up. Quickly.

7 comments:

andurpointis? said...

I record Court TV every day, but this trial has been WAY to long!! I'll be glad when they find "not guilty" and get it over with. He's as guilty as sin, but let's wait and see.......

goober said...

Reminds me of the four basic tenents of Speach 101: Stand up, Speak up, Shut up and SIT DOWN!

Anonymous said...

That guy kinda looks like you.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:15, how can you tell? All lawyers look alike to me.

Anonymous said...

They ARE insane--like people want to hear someone rehashing what they already got through hearing--FOR TWO DAYS! Omigosh!

Anonymous said...

California lawyers are better at dragging out a case to get more money by billable minutes.

Anonymous said...

"One time....at band camp....I had a big zit....right....here."

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