If you’re not familiar with the situation in Steubenville, OH, in which two high school football players are accused of raping a drunk, 16-year-old girl, here is a recent news update.
It’s dangerous to try cases like this in the media. We don’t have access to the evidence or the testimony, and the outcome must ultimately be up to the jury.
However, the following sentence in the news article caught my attention:
“The trial, which is likely to stretch into the weekend, is moving quickly to accommodate the schedule of the judge. A verdict is expected by Sunday.”
This is WRONG. Very, very wrong. Justice should not, cannot, must not be placed on a schedule.