Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Abramoff trial date
Judge Huck is apparently ready to try the Abramoff case. For those who practice in this District, you know that Judge Huck is always ready to try cases. The parties had other ideas. According to this law.com article by Julie Kay, trial is currently set for December 12. The judge initially set it for October but after Neal Sonnett (Abramoff's attorney) and Martin Jaffe (Kidan's attorney) pressed about the amount of discovery and other issues, the judge moved it a couple of months. I never understood why these cases get rushed to trial. The government gets as long as it wants (usually years) to investigate and put its case together and the defense gets mere months to review everything the government has and prepare its own case. In any event, it will be interesting to see if it actually goes in December. Any bets?