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Nichols Delayed Again

Posted by Maggie on September 24, 2007

It appears that instead of starting jury selection, on Monday, attorneys on the Nichols case will be meeting with the Judge to resolve funding issues to move forward.

This because the Georgia Supreme Court put out an opinion today regarding costs. The trial court ruled that Fulton County would have to pay various expenses, including transcription of phone records and expenses for digital presentations for Nichols. The law, though, says the County must only cover “contingent expenses,” including rent, lights, fuel and transcription of the hearing.

I agree with the Court on the transcript issue. But given the modernization of the courtroom, a digital presentation should be covered by the one providing the courtroom. Not much discussion at all occurs to address the issue of the digital presentation. Sounds legitimate to me.


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