After the top of the hour . . .
Update: Lalalalala . . . Gee, I'm so sad ER is going off the air . . Lalalalala . . .
C'mon crapheads . . .
Judge not in the courtroom yet . . .
S: Such interesting dynamics . . . blah, blah, blah . . . talky-talk . . .
S: If he gets awarded less than $200,000, it's a bit of a victory for CU. More, bad news. . .
C: Debacle if such a total fraud was reinstated . . .
S: Moment of high drama . . .
Okay, here we go.
Naves: Court will not tolerate inappropriate reaction . . .
S: What about freedom of speech . . .?
Here comes the jury.
N: Has the jury reached a unanimous verdict? Give'em to the bailiff . . .
C: Flashback to the reading of the OJ verdict . . .
Did the majority of the BoR use protected speech activity to terminate his employment?
By a preponderance of evidence would Churchill have been dismissed anyway?
(Sorry, missed second question).
Economic loss: ZERO!
Damages: ONE DOLLAR!
C: Loud and clear message that the jury thinks he's a fraud . . .
C: Jury said, yeah, you've been out of work for a year, but we're not giving you a dime for it . . .
Update III: PB has the overview: CU and Ward: they deserve each other.
CU regent Carrigan: Verdict kind of like kissing your sister . . . Jury decided Wart didn't deserve compensation. . .
S: Hey, I know your sister . . .
Carrigan: Jury didn't believe him when he said "my pants are not on fire, and I'm not a liar. . .
Carr: In civil rights cases, plaintiffs are often awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars . . .
S: P. O'R is vindicated . . .
BullSHIT . . .
Churchill reacts (courtroom reporter): Very first thing out of his mouth was a rant about the rightwing media, C&S and Vince Carroll . . . I'm going to kick back. . .
C: Thorough repudiation . . .
S: I expect Lane will get all of his legal fees. Churchill gets nothing. Natsu cried (wah-wah), still one buck . . .
Reporter: One juror might talk . . .
C (after reporter sees Wart and Spagz walking to a car): Run after them! Place yourself in front of the car . . . Ward, come on the show!
Update: Juror: We didn't award $1 because Ward sucked . . .
Juror ("Bethany"): It was a big debate. CU did damage his reputation . . .
S: Were you the person who wanted to give him money?
B: All of us wanted to give him money except for one . . . There was only one who didn't want to give him money, so we sat there for hours . . .
B: None of the questions had to do with academic misconduct, which I thought were not the point . . . I didn't think the academic mis charges were enough to fire him. . .
C: Why didn't the jury give C the money he wanted?
B: He was paid until 2007. . . We followed the rules and evidence. It was two sentences out of a whole month . . .
S: What did you think of his 9/11 essay?
B: I can see how people would be hurt by it, but I think he made some good points . . .
S: Did you believe Wart when he said he didn't support terrorism?
B (after hesitating): I did.
S plays the Ward tape again . . .
Sorry, missed the rest of it.
Update II: NYT weighs in.