Yesterday we had oral argument in federal district court in Darryl Durr's DNA case.
Actually, the DNA isn't the issue in federal court any more than it is for Hank Skinner right now at SCOTUS. The issue is whether Ohio law should provide review of the truly sloppy and ill-considered opinion denying Durr the right to DNA testing of the necklace when it provides that review for prisoners in his position who aren't on death row.
I laid it all out, explained it carefully to the judge. Then it was the turn of the lawyer from the Attorney General's office.
I'm going to refrain from talking about the substance of what he said. I want to talk about his manner.
For nearly the entire time he spoke, he shook his finger at the judge.
As if berating the judge.
Which seems like really bad form.
We're still waiting for a ruling from the judge.
The necklace still might reveal something.
Darryl Durr still sits on death row.
Ohio still plans to kill him on Tuesday.