UPDATE: Emily Saul just reported by tweet, that the jury got started almost a half hour earlier than normal, even with rain delaying other commuters. I think that means they want to wrap up by end of day, for certain. They stayed late both two days ago, and yesterday — by about 20 minutes each. Now they are in early on a Friday morning. Seems like today will be the day. [End update.]
First, an aside: As irony would have it, exactly 30 years ago this morning, on August 4, 1987 — under pressure from then President Ronald Reagan, the FCC rescinded the so-called “fairness doctrine“. It would have been futile to resist, as the President clearly could change that policy by simple executive order (after Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, a 1969 US Supreme Court decision). But I digress. As a result, we here aren’t (and the formally FCC-licensed media) is no longer required (consistent with amendment, first) to present any controversial issue, or series of events in a fair and balanced manner, ever since.
So — with all of that in mind, Billy has burned the midnight oil, and graciously created a quiz (that’s a two page PDF file) for Meg Tirrell, Matt Herper, Emily Saul and any and all the others waiting it out, in the media room, in Brooklyn — or in other locations. Click the link to download it
— I may quickly turn it into a fillable online form in the right margin later this morning.
We are deeply indebted to Mr. The Kid’s… humor and… dare I say it?… genius! [And we appreciate the fair use of the erstwhile courtroom sketch artist’s work, as it appears (derivatively) as a small portion of the public domain image, at right.]
Here’s to hoping it brings us a verdict, later today.