Monday, August 08, 2005

The following is according to a message from Larken Rose.

Here is the schedule of events for my trial. It will all happen in
Courtroom 9A (ninth floor) of the federal courthouse in downtown Philadelphia (601 Market Street):

Jury selection, which is open to the public, starts at 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon (August 8). Opening statements might also happen Monday afternoon. Tuesday the government starts its case. Given how much we're stipulating to, I can't imagine how it would take more than two days. So the defense case should start Wednesday or Thursday, and may be about a day and a half. After closing arguments (which should be interesting), the jury gets the case, and it's anyone's guess how long deliberations will take (somewhere between 10 minutes and 10 days).

Tessa's trial is scheduled to start almost immediately after mine is finished, maybe not even waiting for the verdict in mine (since it will be a different jury). When exactly it will start, and how long it will take, is up in the air at the moment. When we know any more, we'll let you know.



So, to recap, today (8/8) will be primarily for jury selection. It doesn't start until 1pm. If there is still time, opening statements MAY be made, but that's not guaranteed. So today's blog may be short with little substance.

4 Old Comments:

Thanks to all of you for providing coverage of these trials.

Freedom to all!!

By Blogger David, at 8/08/2005 10:13 AM  

Just a test. New to this blogging thing.

By Blogger Barry Dively, at 8/08/2005 12:50 PM  

Is Larkin a Libertarian?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/08/2005 2:24 PM  

This question has been asked before, but for the life of me, I can't recall Larken's response.

My recollection is that Larken doesn't align with any policitcal party, but it would be better to ask him when things settle down.

By Blogger David Jahn, at 8/08/2005 11:29 PM