Year: 2012

Last of the Sandusky Prosecution Witnesses

More disturbing testimony from the last three victim witness. Here are some of my sketches:  Patriot-News story here.  

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Sandusky Trial Day Three

Making so much progress that the Commonwealth is expected to rest its case by Friday. Today we heard from three more victims, Mike McQueary’s father and a janitor at Penn State, as well as heard portion of Bob Costas’ interview

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More Moving Testimony At Sandusky Trial

An eighteen year-old, known as “Victim #1”, gave emotional testimony today. Hearing him describe the abuse and the shame he suffered was not easy… ……and under cross-examination he lost it momentarily. The next witness was from child protective services. Then

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Intense First Day at the Sandusky Trial

Opening statements followed by disturbing testimony from “Victim #4”, and and agressive an agressive cross-examintation that probably helped the prosecution. Here are the day’s sketches from Bellefonte, Penn.    NYT story here.

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We Have A Jury

Jury selection completed in record time. Opening statements and testimony to begin on Monday. In the sketch above Jerry Sandusky rises slighly from his chair as he is identified for a group of prospective jurors. Below are the rest of

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Swift Pace at Sandusky Jury Selection

This morning there was speculation about the need to bring in jurors from neighboring counties if enough qualified jurors could not be found in the present pool, but by the end of the day nine jurors had already been picked

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The Fabulist Justice Scalia

Reading his opinion in a mortgage-settlement kickback case, Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Justice Scalia went to Aesop’s fables to illustrate a point. “Aesop’s fable would be just as wryly humorous if the lion’s claim to the entirety of the kill

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McNamee Starting To Sweat

After five days on the witness stand Brian McNamee was looking pretty bad, at one point loosening his tie and pulling his collar away from his neck. The picture of defeat. McNamee will return to face more questioning on Monday,

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Cross-Examination Of McNamee Continues

Roger Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin, hammered and chipped away at Brian McNamee on the fourth day of his testimony, nineteen hours so far. His exhaustive scattershot examination does seem to be working. McNamee has admitted to minimizing the truth and

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Second Day of McNamee Testimony

Yesterday I was at the ready, pencil in hand, to catch that dramatic moment when Brian McNamee would point out the defendant, Roger Clemens, to the jury, but it never happened. Today, though, just as I was telling my colleague,

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