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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Duke Case: Oz Moves to Wonderland

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III a/k/a OzKC Johnson calls his blog that covers the Duke lacrosse scandal - Durham-in-Wonderland and yesterday a new character moved into the neighborhood. Oz is now in Wonderland.

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III presided over his first lacrosse pretrial hearing since being assigned the case in August. Hopes were high for Judge Smith.

Lawyer Kirk Osborn, representing Seligmann, said Friday [Aug. 18th] that he was "really excited the case has been declared exceptional, and delighted we got Judge Smith. He's a very bright and competent judge who can focus on this case. We all greatly respect Osmond Smith."
Photios on the Talkleft board reviews Oz Smith - Smith, worthy successor to Stephens and Titus?
(1) Denied the bill of particulars motion, approving in advance Nifong's jury-nullification trial strategy...

(2) He is also allowing the hoax to continue at the expense of taxpayers from across the whole state of NC...

(3) ...he is going to ignore all the publicity by Nifong before he was personally involved in the case..

(4) He has continued to tolerate Nifong's unprofessional smirking and giggling demeanor in the court room...

(5) Blandly accepted the DPD's destruction of the tapes from the night in question.

(6) ...the judge's most eggregious action of all, taking Nifong's word that no discussions happened with the accuser on April 11. That is unbelievable to me. She didn't talk!

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