May 18, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT
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 …
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 …
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.
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