Friday, May 02, 2003

The NAACP has rested its case against the firearms industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry feels the case as presented was very weak, but is concerned that the bias of the Judge will play the most important role.

"Despite the stunningly poor case the NAACP offered, Keane remained pessimistic about the trial's outcome. 'We are not under any delusions. Due to Ms. Barnes and the NAACP's blatant judge shopping, the verdict is almost certainly preordained. The NAACP is offering the same evidence from the same expert witnesses in front of the same judge as the 1999 Hamilton trial. The NAACP case is Judge Weinstein's mulligan,' Keane said. Weinstein's Hamilton decision was reversed on appeal. 'Judge Weinstein, not the 'advisory' jury will decide this case,' Keane added."

For some background on the case including the Klu Klux Klans friend of the court brief filed in support of the NAACP's position, look here & scroll down a little.

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