We are all Elena Kagan pic.twitter.com/BuoljihPVp— Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) March 1, 2017
That's a pretty funny picture.
It probably sums up how the jury feels in the baseball trial before Judge Williams. It's been 4 weeks and it's still going... Looks like it might perk up today though when Chicago White Sox player Jose Abreu testifies. The government is calling him, but he's the defendant (Jose Estrada's) good friend. Should be interesting:
Abreu left Sox camp after Monday's game against the Cubs, and the Sox said only that he had to tend to personal matters in Miami. Sox manager Rick Renteria said Abreu was expected him back at some point Wednesday, but he said he would not plan to use him in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch.
Abreu hit the first Sox homer of the spring Monday against the Cubs. He has gone 2-for-5 in two spring games.
"It's something that we were made aware of (ahead of time), and so he has to have this time," Renteria said. "Once he gets back, I'm sure he'll be wanting to get back in the swing of things."
Abreu has declined comment in recent months about the trial, but when Hernandez was indicted last February, he said they had a "respectful relationship." Abreu signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the Sox in 2013 when represented by Praver Shapiro sports agency, which worked with Hernandez and his company, Global Sports Management. But he switched agencies in 2015.
I wonder if Justice Kagan gave that face after this recent exchange:
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Is -- is the -- 924(c) is a statute, it's nothing to do with the guidelines, and it does say sentences have to be consecutive. So I go back to the point I opened with. You are, in effect, asking for a concurrent sentence.
MR. STOLER: Well, just -- just --
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Just adding one day.
MR. STOLER: Well, as Justice Kagan and I discussed, one day is an additional punishment. And one day --
JUSTICE KAGAN: She's Justice Sotomayor.
MR. STOLER: I'm sorry. Wrong end. (Laughter.)
JUSTICE KAGAN: She was the one helping you. (Laughter.)
MR. STOLER: I'm sorry.
JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: This is the --
JUSTICE KAGAN: I was the one who wasn't. (Laughter.)
MR. STOLER: I got my ends mixed up. I'm sorry.