The first hour or so was taken up with pretrial motions, most of the time being spent on motions in limine, that is, motions to set limits on who can testify and what evidence will be admissible. Judge Johnson’s rulings were generally, but not completely, favorable to the defense. However, he left open the possibility that either side could offer case law that could lead him to modify his decision. Therefore, I’ll refrain from discussing the detail for now.
The rest of the day was spent in jury selection. We now have an eight-member jury empaneled, and the case will resume tomorrow morning at 9 with opening arguments.