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Meanwhile, at the riveting Roger Clemens trial

May 18, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

Roger Clemens

Since this thing is lasting forever, I think that from now on I’ll just use this headline and a blockquote-only format to give you the gestalt of the thing.

Time, time, time … see what’s become of me

The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial is imposing a time limit on all future witnesses in an effort to speed things up. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Friday that each side will have no more than 90 minutes to question each witness unless the lawyers can make good cases to show they need an extension …

and

Chided by the judge on Thursday for what he called a confusing and mostly pointless cross-examination, Hardin finally turned, after 19 hours, to his central accusation …

and

The day before, out of earshot of the jury, the judge revealed that some jurors had wondered how long the trial will last.

“At this pace, I’ll guess we’ll be here forever,” Walton said.

A prosecutor said he expected to finish the case by the end of next week — or at the latest early the following week. He said the government had 14 more witnesses after McNamee.

  1. sdelmonte - May 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    And from what I’m reading, McNamee continues to a terrible witness for the persecution…I mean prosecution.

  2. danaking - May 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    I always argued with those who said it was a waste of taxpayers’ money to prosecute Clemens, on the grounds we can’t let people lie to Congress with impunity. The way this case has been handed has changed my mind. Let’s just agree he’s a douche and let it be.

  3. kiwicricket - May 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Rusty is on the clock the entire time….he must be slightly upset by this.

  4. proudlycanadian - May 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Rusty probably charges by the hour. So far he has made a lot of money off Clemens, so why stop now?

  5. deadeyedesign23 - May 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    How about from now on you just don’t cover it? If you’re going to cover it do it, if not then don’t. This condescending half report is just obnoxious.

  6. makeham98 - May 18, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    If you wanted to see Clemens prosecuted in the worst way, congratulations, you got it!

  7. jimbo1949 - May 18, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Craig, your comments are a shade hazy. You really think this is gonna drag on into Winter?

  8. lostsok - May 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    The bad part was when it started to rain and they tarped the jury box…

  9. Old Gator - May 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Dear Buddha, I’d rather sleep through The Tree of Life again than be a juror on this joke of a trial. Were is Judge Ito when we really need him?

    • Old Gator - May 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

      Where…I don’t mean to imply that Judge Ito is hooked on lycopene….

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  10. bozosforall - May 19, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Idiot Judge Walton needed to dismiss the charges the first time around if he didn’t want a long trial. It’s his own fault that this trial is even going on in the first place for so long. Walton needs to suck it up and quit complaining.

  11. jwbiii - May 19, 2012 at 3:02 AM

    Funny thing. Judge Walton is from Donora, PA, went to college on a football scholarship, and is one year older than Ken Griffey, Sr. Suppose they were teammates at some point?

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