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LL was all pumped and ready for the Trial of the Century—-that, of course, being the adjudication of Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss‘ October drunk-driving arrest.
The trial was scheduled for Monday morning in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Marisa J. Demeo, but alas, the drama must wait: Strauss’ lawyer filed a motion Monday to postpone the trial. It’s been rescheduled for June 3.
In her motion, attorney Claire Morris Clark argued that the city had been tardy with a discovery request—-a review of which would be necessary “in order for Mr. Strauss to evaluate his trial strategy and decide whether to proceed to trial or consider attempting to reach a disposition in the matter.” Once the discovery was provided on March 6, Strauss sought “potential expert witnesses,” but none were available for Monday—-thus the continuance request. The government did not oppose.
Clark declines to say what sort of expert witness her client expects to call: “Not going to tell you that just yet,” she says.