Monday, January 23, 2023

I Am on a Zoom Call As Exciting As Watching Paint Dry

I was called as an expert witness in a challenge to California Unsafe Handgun Law.  For reasons that I do not understand I was called first and now I am waiting for Prof. Cornell to testify why his almost random collection of gunpowder storage laws and barrel proofing laws justify microprinting, magazine disconnector requirements, and loaded chamber indicators that look like cartoons.

Federal Judge Carney seems like an energetic and thoughtful fellow, but audio is off and I can hear nothing of what is happening.  It seems as though they do not want witnesses to hear each other, which is weird, unless they are in Witness Protection.

1 comment:

  1. In every court case I've ever attended, witnesses yet to testify were not allowed to hear other testimony. They have isolated witness rooms where you are kept, alone, until they call you. That's to keep the witnesses from intentionally reinforcing or disputing each other. They just want you to say what you know, not what you heard someone else say or what you want to dispute someone else saying.