LISTEN TO ORAL ARGUMENTS IN JW ABUSE CASE!! (Berry girls, NH Supreme Court)
If you have an mp3 player (Windows Media Player should be fine), just click on this link to hear them hash it out!
(If you need to catch up on the history of the Berry girls case, this ongoing New Hampshire Supreme Court appeal was discussed in more detail in these recent threads:)
A few highlights: It appears that the justices asked considerably more questions of the Berry girls' lawyer, Marci Hamilton, and were clearly somewhat skeptical of their case. (At one point a justice says something like "The (trial court) judge's decision was clear and unambiguous as to the law, so why are we even here?") But the WTS lawyer, Donald Gardner, also had numerous questions asked of him.
Note too, how at the start of his argument, Gardner makes clear how sympathetic the Wilton Congregation and the WTS is to what the Berry girls went through, at the same time that he points out that many of the congregation members are here today for the argument session. How many were there for Holly and Heather? They don't say, but evidently it was fewer.
Marci Hamilton appears to be an awesome litigator for child abuse issues! Just Google "Marci Hamilton attorney". A great columnist on the issue too.
I'd like to know if the case was won in behalf of the Berry girls?