Meanwhile the Statesman's Chuck Lindell had an item on Sunday previewing Judge Keller's defense, which appears to be to attempt to divert attention away from her own actions by accusing appellate attorneys in their case of lying about computer troubles. Lindell also offered a couple of other interesting data points:
Ed Marty's role in this was critical so it's a shame he won't be available for cross-examination on the stand. The Statesman has also offered up a series of blog posts collectively titled "The Keller Files," providing more background for those following the case.
• Cheryl Johnson, the Court of Criminal Appeals judge who was assigned by rotation to handle appeals in Richard's case — but who was not informed about the request for more time — is the only other judge on the nine-member court expected to testify. Witness lists will not be finalized until Monday. ...
• One deposition still needs to be taken — that of Ed Marty, the court's retired general counsel. On Richard's execution day, Marty phoned Keller at her home to say that Richard's lawyers had requested more time. In previous interviews with the Commission on Judicial Conduct, Marty and Keller offered differing versions of that conversation.