Kicking The Can Down The Road

Another Status Hearing, And Very Little Resolved

We will be posting an in-depth summation of today’s status hearing in front of Judge Weisberg shortly.

The long and short of the hour-plus hearing is the number of contested items between the prosecution and defense teams has been whittled down, but the disagreements that remain are more substantial.  It was, it seems, a relatively good day for the defense, and a cautionary one for the prosecution.

The clock is now re-set to resolve these disagreements – or at least show the court substantial progress – by the next status hearing, November 6, 2pm.

Full details, color from the courthouse and plenty of video to follow.

-posted by the Editors

3 comments for “Kicking The Can Down The Road

  1. Clio
    09/11/2009 at 6:21 PM

    The legal minuets at Moultrie (prematurely) embolden Team Price, while the number of its public supporters continues to plummet. Details, I hope, at 11 (or tomorrow)!

    • CDinDC
      09/11/2009 at 6:45 PM

      Hopefully, the trial will result in a different can being kicked.

  2. Themis
    09/11/2009 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks to the gang for all of their efforts. They are fabulous hosts by the way, even more engaging in person than they are online.

    Although I am a defense attorney, what worries me about this case as much as the muck ups by the MPD is the fact that it seems to bounce around the US Attorney’s Office with no one person really in charge. That is a recipe for disaster. Someone needs to know the case inside and out and plan trial strategy. Somebody needs to be the government’s face on the case so to speak.

    No public defender’s office of any merit would pass a case around the way this one has been passed around by the US Attorney’s Office. It would be tantamount to malpractice. Long and short of it–someone needs to know the file and someone needs to be in charge of strategic decisions (and hopefully tactical ones as well unless there is a very cohesive team).

    That is not to say Robert is more important than other homicide victims. Rather, the point is that every homicide case deserves to have a dedicated prosecutor absent extraordinary circumstances, just as no indigent defendant should be passed off from public defender to public defender (or private court appointed counsel).

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