Month: May 2010

Get The Red Out

Despite The Judge’s Ruling, The Blood Stays In Left on the table for next week’s pre-trial hearings are Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ rulings on several matters: Doug Deedrick’s stab wound and fiber experiments, Robert Spaulding’s testing methodology, statements and in turn…

Logistics

The Trial Takes Shape Other than getting Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ rulings on experts and evidence from yesterday’s motions hearing, we got a clearer picture from her, the government and the defense team on what the trial’s structure will look like.…

Still At The Threshold

Fuzzy Legal Arguments, and Questions To Be Resolved The afternoon’s portion of the status hearing began at 2:15, in an ever-so-slightly cooler courtroom. Hopes ran to more accomplishments like what was seen in the morning.  Hopes largely dashed…or at least…

At The Threshold

A Clearer Picture of What Will Make It To Trial We’re filing at the 1pm lunch break during today’s status hearing.   It’s a day of all business. You know the trial is nearing as the number of attorneys present multiplies;…

A Motional Cinco De Mayo

What’s In, What’s Out is On Court’s Docket Today At 9:30 am, Judge Lynn Liebowitz gavels in what looks to be the final motions hearing before the start of the May 10 trial.  The court has a full plate with…

Seven Days In May

One Week from Trial, and the Defense Closes Ranks As we head into the final week before the scheduled May 10 trial start, a final flurry of documents have accumulated in the DC Superior Court clerk’s office.  Most regard defense efforts…

The Sunday Funnies

The Revolving Door Monday will find us one week out from the start of the trial.  As we gear up and adjust our schedules to staff the expected month plus long proceedings, we’ve had to make some changes in the…

The Sunday Not-So Funny

Funeral For A Friend We’ve come to learn from the Harry Jaffe’s Washingtonian piece that in addition to the hundred and hundreds of mourners at Robert’s funeral service was at least one member of the DC MPD.  The turnout and…

Uncharged Conduct II

Half the Story In the clerk’s office this week was thirty pages of Defense Joint Response to Government Notice of Uncharged Conduct II and Some Other Stuff.  Nowhere to be found was the government’s notice that this filing responds to,…