Hello all — I’m a little groggy here this morning, so forgive me if I didn’t yet like all the comments — I do “like” them all… just still catching up on my sleep, post travel. I am a believer in free and open marketplaces, for ideas — disagreements, even — as it all increases the spice of the conversation, and the likelihood that we learn from one another. So… have at it!
Now, since I have a busy week in the office (see view, in banner), on other matters — I’ll open this trial log thread for today in response to FTD’s question about the FINRA expert by simply saying we haven’t seen a ruling yet, from Judge Matsumoto, on PACER, as to how much of the SEC rules and laws she (the FINRA expert) will be able to explain in plain English for the jury — along with “the reasons for those rules“. But she will be allowed to testify, at some point, likely this week — perhaps even today.
[It is likely that the “feisty” exchanges — between Mr. Brafman and the ever able and level-tempered Judge Matsumoto — at day’s end yesterday, reported by Dan M. by tweet — relate to this sort of a dispute. That is, the dispute likely has to do with what evidence the prosecution may elicit from a witness — and how and/or whether Mr. Brafman may attack that testimony, on cross. I would guess that the dispute was aired outside of the jury’s earshot.]
So do post here all the bits of Marty goodness (or badness, if you prefer!) you find scattered about on the inter-tubes.
I will try to catch up on the comment boxes later this week.
Namaste — and… onward!