Judge Reggie Walton
While the jury caucused in a separate room, the judge summoned the lawyers to his courtroom for a brief hearing to address several juror-related issues, including the request for the list of exhibits.
In their final attempt to convince jurors that the former Yankees star lied to Congress, prosecutors basically called his wife a liar, too.
A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that Roger Clemens covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs, and he urged them to hold the former star pitcher accountable for lying to Congress.
The trial is entering its seventh week. Clemens’ lawyers say they will need seven or eight court days to put on their defense.
In a brushback reminiscent of Roger Clemens the pitcher, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton had a message for former major leaguer David Segui if he defies a prosecution subpoena to testify in the trial.
Judge Walton has told the parties if the trial isn’t done by June 8, he might have to recess it for a month because of scheduling conflicts.
Like former Roger Clemens teammate Andy Pettitte a week before, Brian Cashman sometimes sounded more like a defense witness.
A fascinating — but not totally surprising — turn of events took place at the federal perjury trial of Roger Clemens this morning in Washington, D.C.
It will be a short week for the trial. Walton will recess it at mid-day on Tuesday, and the trial will not resume until the following Monday.
Judge Reggie Walton also plans to select the final 12 jurors and four alternates on Monday morning, the fifth day of the trial.
The retrial of former Yankees star Roger Clemens turned from an early-week snoozer to something more intriguing Wednesday.
The mind-numbing task of choosing a jury for Clemens’ retrial has gone on for two days and might not be done by the end of the week.
Opening day at Clemens’ new trial saw several prospective jurors question the purpose of Congress’ steroid hearings.
The legendary former pitcher, who famously reveled in staring down hitters, will face a prosecution lineup of five lawyers — more than double the two from the first trial.
Roger Clemens’ lead lawyer, Rusty Hardin, found out the hard way that U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton isn’t to be messed with. In preliminary discussions before the jury arrived Wednesday, Walton reacted sharply when Hardin appeared to refer to the proceedings as a “circus.”