Could Judge Lewis impose a deadline on the Veon trial?
February 23, 2010 Leave a comment
That’s what lawyers on both sides are concerned about, according to a report from the AP’s Mark Scolforo.
The trial is in its fourth week, but just eight prosecution witnesses have taken the stand so far. The Attorney General’s office has listed more than thirty people as potential witnesses. Assuming two more people take the stand by Friday, the trial would be on pace where the defense wouldn’t begin to mount its case until week twelve.
Dauphin County President Judge Richard Lewis initially told jurors this would be a “three to four week trial.” He’s tried to extend courtroom hours in order to speed things along, but frequent sidebars, objections and mountains of e-mail evidence have kept the pace at a crawl.