Hey BJ , glad to see you back !! Maybe by the 14th anniversary Justice will prevail. Speaking of Justice where you at bud ?? Could care less if folks get rattled when y’all both show up. Good Lol cause I get rattled by the pro pitiful Ryan bunch.
All motions denied by Supreme Court.
If you’re represented by the state the state will pay for your defense. If you’re represented by private counsel the state will not pay for your defense. Anyone who thought otherwise is deficient. Very glad that precedent wasn’t set forth for this trial. Looks like Ryan’s attorneys will have to pony up and put their own money where their mouth is. Ridiculous that this stunt was pulled in the first place
Phil: Be careful to not misinterpret what this means. It only means that the GA Supreme Court decided that it doesn’t have appellate jurisdiction to address the funding issue during this pretrial phase. The court had to overturn one of its older cases that said that it did have jurisdiction. The court did not say that Duke’s claim that funding should be provided was wrong. From my reading of the opinion and from watching the oral argument, several of the justices seem to think the trial judge was wrong to withhold funding - it’s just that at this stage the Supreme Court says it’s powerless to correct the problem.
Let's just get on with the trial and let the jury decide who killed Tara. They are both guilty and both should pay!! No sense in all this waiting. Funny how witnesses are popping up so late in the game!
What @georgia1234 said. Or what Phil said, I guess. I thought the supreme court said from the get-go this should have been handled on the local level and should never have made it that far.
Absolutely it should have @undersea. It's ridiculous and the Justices all but agreed with that during the arguments. To drag this out even further knowing a valid appeal will take place doesn't help the family, friends, citizens and taxpayers. Read the footnote in the opinion of the GSC. I just don't understand why the Judge let it go this far without issuing a certificate of immediate review. As we noted in our order granting Duke’s request for supersedeas and stay and directing briefing regarding the viability of Waldrip, the underlying merits of Duke’s application for interlocutory appeal appear to present difficult, complex, and important constitutional questions for which there is no controlling legal precedent. Even though the merits of these issues may be litigated on appeal in the event Duke is convicted, because the trial court did not issue a certificate of immediate review, we are without jurisdiction to consider Duke’s application, and, therefore, we cannot reach any of the merits of the arguments he raises at this time.
The judge is wrong , wrong , wrong. He definitely should issue the certificate of review. He definitely should find a way to provide the funds. Not a Ryan fan but he needs to be given every opportunity to have a fair trial. If convicted why in world would you want more reasons for appeals. As a Ga taxpayer once is plenty for me.
Some damn common sense is what this debacle needs. How long must the Grinstead family have to go on , 14 years is too much. Give Ryan the appropriate experts and investigators. Bring on the trial already judge after he gets his experts. How much could that really cost compared to a second trial and /or years of appeals .
Any news on when Ryan’s trial will actually start?