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Good stuff. Corey’s lawyers did a greta job and reflected a real mastery of the cases and issues. The state’s lawyer also seemed to know her stuff and stick to her arguments.
Her style was somewhat poor and grating though. She used the words “clearly” and “baseless” and the like far too foten, and I was always told that lawyers should refrain from those types of words when speaking to judges because legal cases and concepts are always complex. She also dodged a few questions when the weaknesses in her case was disputed, like when she raised that lack of police announcing does not exclude evidence and the judge shot back that that’s a totally different issue.
Obviously I score this as a win for Maye, but I do think you can tell which side has the better case by how narrowly their opponent must make their arguments, and how many strange distinctions or twisted hypotheticals they must rely on. The venue issue seems like a clear winner for Corey, as marked by the state’s almost non-response.
Ben (the other one) |
July 15th, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Any indication when the court will issue their ruling?
There’s no way of predicting when they’ll hand down a ruling. Based on other cases, they seem to take an average of 3-5 months post-argument. They have specific hand-down days (usually Tuesday afternoons). The next one is July 21, at 1:30 CDT, but I will be very surprised if they issue a ruling that quickly.