Jury selection is about to begin in Harris County Criminal Court at Law Number 14. Pro se defendant is charged with criminal trespass at Planned Parenthood. He allegedly entered the building without permission, remained after being told to leave, and blew a shofar.
Defendant, who is not Jewish, is wearing a tallit. A Jewish lawyer—not one of the lawyers on the case—objected, and Judge Fields ruled that Defendant has a First Amendment right to wear the Tallit. Take that, Pat Lykos!
The prosecutor didn’t tell his wife he’s prosecuting this case, so I won’t mention his name.
Stupid Harris County network won’t let me connect to Twitter, so I can’t live tweet it, so I may blog a couple of times about it. I’ll at least sit through jury selection.