Wigmore described cross-examination as the "greatest legal invention ever invented for the discovery of truth.” (5 J. Wigmore, Evidence §1367 (J. Chadbourn rev. 1974.) Put another way, it's a great tool for ferreting out untruths in the courtroom. It's Fitzgerald's job in the Libby case to prove beyond a reasonable
What a day at the Scooter Libby trial. This is what I came to Washington for — that sense of being right in the middle of the action, totally engrossed in the moment, never once looking at my watch, and when 5:00 came, wishing we didn't have to go home.
(Many thanks to the great folk at PoliticsTV for taping the after-trial wrap-up for us. You guys are the best! — CHS) It's week two in the Scooter Libby trial. Marcy has done a great job of live-blogging todays testimony. Today was my first day at the trial. I spent
It's a snowy Sunday here in Denver and I'm flattered to be spending part of it writing a post for Firedoglake, as Christy makes her way to Washington and Jane continues to heal post-surgery. Pachacutec has done a great job of live-blogging the jury selection process for you in the