More for the Legal Eagles
One of the prosecution’s witnesses in George Zimmerman’s trial was one of his professors. What some reason, he had to testify via Skype. Given that the trial is being televised live, viewers quickly ascertained the Skype accounts being used and dialed in incessantly, making it impossible for him to testify uninterrupted. How the potential for this didn’t occur to anyone and steps not taken to prevent it, I’ll never know. Regardless, it happened, and now the witness is testifying via phone. Given the conversation on Jonathan’s post about Muslim women wearing the Niqab in Canadian courts, which lead to Mark’s post on the topic, I wonder if the prosecution has handled Zimmerman’s legal team grounds for appeal should he be found guilty. How is testifying via phone any different than testifying behind a facial covering?
A similar disclaimer to yesterday that the conversation here is about the legality of audio-only testifying, not the same ol’ arguments about what happened between Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Martin.