[Guest post by DRJ]
This Investor’s Business Daily editorial seems like a good analysis of the Holy Land Foundation terror trial. It concludes with this advice for the prosecutors:
“The evidence is clear. Now it’s up to the PC-plagued Justice Department to present it to jurors in a way that doesn’t make their eyes glaze over. Retry the case. Only this time, don’t try their patience.”
Read the whole thing, especially if you’re interested in why the IBD editor thinks a new judge might make a difference.
Normally, retrials are better for defendants than prosecutors but the reverse may be true in complex cases like this. The prosecutors should streamline their case and focus on specific, compelling evidence. There won’t be 197 counts, either. Whether the defendants should be convicted or not, this was too much information for any jury to swallow, let alone digest.