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         [Texas Net] Elena Sassower,co-founder of Judicial Accountability, is being mailiciously prosecuted
         Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:38:16 -0700 (PDT)
         Harsha Sankar <freedom@harshasankar.org>

Over 85 Percent of Courtroom Proceedings Under Squelching Machine:
Is this a "Trial by Jury"?

Mr. George McDermott  (Secret Justice) is observing the trial of Elena Sassower, a co-founder of Center of Judicial Accountability, Inc., taking place in Judge Brian Holeman's courtroom.  Judge Holeman has been granting all of the prosecutor's requests even before these are stated. All of Ms. Sassower's requests and/or objections are  "denied, move along."   Jury is kept in the dark as over 85 percent of  all courtroom proceedings take place under a squelching machine. 
Government's  witnesses (under subpoena) arrived empty-handed, i.e., without any of the subpoenaed exculpatory  evidence ("we thought that it will be not necessary") -- this also was and continues to be  OK with Judge Holeman. Even audiotapes (exculpatory evidence) were purportedly destroyed by the government. Defendant has also been barred, under the threat of being immediately imprisoned, by Judge Holeman  from asking any question relating to the events leading to the indictment, i.e., the process of judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate. One of the marshals present at the trial  (and who requested to have his name withheld from the public)  told Mr. McDermott  "I had never witnessed anything like this!"  Judge Holeman was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as an associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a term of fifteen years on October 24, 2003 and sworn just several weeks ago (click here). Is this a fair trial by jury or a mockery of it? 

The trial will resume at 9.00 a.m., on Monday, April 19, 2004
Room 218m, D.C. Superior Court
500 Indiana Ave., Washington, D.C.

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