Tuesday, June 10, 2008

5566: Trial And Error.

Passing judgment in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• The defense rested in the R. Kelly child pornography trial, opting not to call the recording artist or the alleged female victim to the stand. The lawyers will probably also argue that it’s not really R. Kelly in the courtroom.

• A group of Native Americans is seeking $58 billion from the United States, insisting they were swindled in oil, gas, timber and other royalties handled by the Interior Department since 1887. The trial to determine the amount owed opened yesterday. “There is no legal or factual basis to pay the plaintiffs billions of dollars or even close to a billion dollars,” said a lawyer representing the government. He stated the total would be “in the millions not the billions.” Which means the government will wind up paying thousands.

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