One year ago (give or take a day) We got this news:
From Michael Stogner, posted at the the smdailyjournal forums:
Books not allowed
The Defense motion to suppress the three books that were found by the San Mateo Police Department in the file cabinets of Dr. William Ayres this last month, has been granted.The books are not in the trial.
12:20pm Update: Story in the San Mateo County Times is NO LONGER available:
5/31/2010 Update: here's a another link about the books being disallowed: San Mateo Daily Journal.
Defense attorney Doron Weinberg praised the judge's decision."We don't think that they would have made a significant difference in the case," Weinberg said. "The evidence wasn't relevant or critical, but we believe the court ruled correctly."
Here is the original post about the first inkling we got of the books:
Weinberg Attempts to Split Hairs On Groping
Additional Afternoon Information
And then, of course we got the news as posted above.
It's been such a long time that the links to the newspaper stories that I linked to in those articles are no longer active.