Sunday, February 11, 2007

Shut Up, Memory

Can't get your expert witness's testimony into evidence at trial? Well, then just get it into the Washington Post and hope for the best.

I have no trouble with a newspaper reporting on events of relevance to an ongoing trial, even if those matters are inadmissible at trial. It's up to the judge to ensure that jurors don't read extraneous material and up to the jurors to follow the court's instructions. But perhaps the Post's readers should be told that the court found the defense's purported expert memory testimony to be a waste of time after the prosecutor demolished the expert's credibility. Perhaps Linton Weeks just forget that.

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