Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Belize LGBT Anti-Sodomy Law Trial Day-1

The Justice Arrives By Asa DeMatteo, Ph. D

How formal and elegant everyone looks, especially the Chief Justice.  We all rise and bow to the grandeur of the law.

The advocates on both sides are now introducing themselves to the court.  I am disappointed that they have dispensed with the powdered wigs of the English courts, but it is still an extremely handsome group of men and women.
Some minor procedural matters are the first agendum to be discussed.  Some evidentiary documents have not yet been submitted and there is a question of whether they can be obtained before the trial is concluded this week.
On the tables of advocates are stacked with over 20 volumes of documents.

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