Monday, August 13, 2007

Jose Padilla closing arguments...

...are underway.

The Government is up first, followed by Adham Hassoun.

Tomorrow will be Kifah Wael Jayyousi and then Jose Padilla. The Government will finish up with rebuttal.

Judge Cooke has decided to read the jury instructions before closing argument. I've had this done a couple times and don't really have a preference... Any thoughts on whether this is a good or bad thing? Does it matter?

1 comment:

Al Swearengen said...

I don't think this case is getting overturned. If the jury is taking this seriously, I don't see how they could convict Padilla, but as far as the law is concerned with conspiracy, as I understand it, his two codefendants had 5 major hurdles to get over, and they didn't.

If all three are convicted, it'll be a sad day in this country's history. The judge sacrificed her soul in this case by not accepting the psychologist reports on Padilla's mental condition. She sent this guy through the shredder at that point, and also in that she acknowledges there is really no evidence against Padilla, yet sits there content with handing his life over to the jury.

I'm very very very nervous about how this rigged game is going to turn out for this man.