Month: January 2015

Losing Interest

Tsarnaev appeared understandably bored with voir-dire as questioning of individual jurors was repeated over and again. By day six it’s beginning to feel a bit like Groundhog Day, and may well go on till then. Dzhokhar isn’t the only one

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Observing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

As¬†questioning, or voir-dire, of individual members of the jury pool gets off to a slow start I have the luxury of observing, almost at leisure, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombing. I can’t report what I hear in the

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Tsarnaev Voir Dire

  Individual voir dire of potential jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began today and is expected to go on for at least another week. I lucked out as I was the only media allowed

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Scalia A Little Late For Conciliation Argument

  “Justice Scalia has the opinions in two cases,” the Chief Justice announced as Scalia’s chair sat empty, “he’s asked that I announce them.” It’s not unusual for the a senior justice to announce the opinion of an absent justice.

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

The Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments about a small town’s attempt to regulate temporary signs directing the way to religious services. I’ll simply post my sketches and, if you want to read about it, I direct you to Lyle’s analysis

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A Better Look At Dzhokhar Tsarnaev After two days of just barely seeing Tsarnaev through the glare and reflections in the plate glass wall of the jury assembly hall I finally found the sweet spot. For the first time I could plainly see that his

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Day Two Of Jury Selection

For a second day we watched through plate glass as another group of prospective  jurors was instructed on the duty and privilege of service. It was a chance to concentrate on capturing some good likeness of Tsarnaev, or as best

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Jury Selection Begins In Marathon Bombing Trial

    Hundreds of eastern Massachusetts residents reported for jury duty his morning in the Boston Marathon bombing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   Tsarnaev entered the jury assembly hall with his lawyers. It was difficult to make out through the

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