Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Week 2, Day 3 - Weinberg Files Motion to Suppress

No Juror Selection Today

According to the court clerk, Weinberg presented a motion to suppress evidence this morning at 9:00 am. Arguments on this matter will continue to be heard on Monday June 15.
There will be no jury selection today, Thursday, or Friday.
Jury selection is expected to resume on Tuesday June 16.
For those who can't make it to the courtroom on a daily basis, the fastest way to get information is through the Superior Court Clerk's office:
Phone number there: 650-599-1170
Ayres' criminal case number:SC064366


  1. What does Whiney have up his sleeve now? Probably nothing more than a time staller. Could ayres still plead guilty?

  2. OMG, I knew it wouldn't be long before Whineberg did something like this! Another delay.....geez, we better plan on this going til Ayres is 88....

    Maybe the jury pool was looking very grim!

  3. ISure Whineberg puts up a good show of flirting and smiling but McKowan should watch very carefully how many fast ones Whiney pulled in the Spector case on LA prosecutor Alan Jackson - a far more seasoned attorney. Weinberg played fast and loose with the rules; lied and was ruthless.

    Even the patient Jackson - a former Marine- was losing his temper with Whiney. By the end of the trial he and Whineberg were at each other's throats by the end of the trial.

    Hope the DA's office is giving McKowan lots of assistance because it could be that at a certain point she is not going to know what hit her.

  4. Delay delay delay. Whineberg's proven tactic.

    Didn't work with Spector, won't work here. If Ayres were in jail (like he belongs), bet the delays would be few and far between.

    I feel terrible for the men waiting to testify though ... just get this over with for their sake.

    Melissa McKowan is no Alan Jackson. And that scares me ...

  5. The delays are going to be grim no doubt, I feel that Ayres is content as long as he does not spend one day in jail.

    Wonder how they repaired the tear in his aorta....superglue!

  6. One would doubt that the SM DA's office would know this, but had they been following the Spector trial they would have known that whenever things were going badly for Weinberg, he'd cause a disruption in the trial - get Phil to have a minor operation when all of his witnesses were imploding.

    One would hope that the DA's office is prepared for Whiney to call for a mistrial at least three times a day once the trial starts - if it starts.

    Some don't think the DA is prepared for this.

  7. I don't think the SM county DA's office has studied Whineberg's tactics at all ...

    Might want to read T & T or give Alan Jackson a call ...

    The "criminal justice" system is such a damn joke, where are the rights of the victims? They want this over with, and they deserve justice.

    Or is Whineberg hoping the good doctor's aneurysm bursts and makes all of this a moot point?

    Then all that's left are civil trials which won't be nearly as therapeutic.

  8. Caligirl:

    Great idea about DA contacting prosecutor Alan Jackson. McKowan has only been a lawyer for ten years. Let us hope she's getting lots of help. This should be a slam dunk case but Weiny's going to pull out all the stops.