Monday, October 27, 2008
Details can be found at - CNN here; Washington Post here; NYTimes here; WSJ here. The question of whether it was a good move to proceed to trial quickly, to beat the forthcoming election, has now also been answered.
An added consideration to the prior blog post here, is that if there was any error that causes a reversal of this conviction, it is hard to remedy it prior to the election. Appeals can take a long time, and certainly more time than the few days left before the election.
Trivia - The late Rep. Charles Diggs was re-elected while awaiting sentencing (although he did eventually resign) here.
P.S. Will the defense be raising an issue on appeal regarding a response to a jury question during the deliberation process? See BLT Blog here.