As the wait for a verdict in the John Edwards trial becomes longer and longer, a new element of intrigue has become intertwined with the anticipation of a decision.
Some wonder: Is there a problem with the jury? Judge Catherine Eagles had three closed-door sessions with lawyers on Wednesday but offered little detail in public about what was discussed.
Outside the Edwards trial prominent Raleigh lawyer Kieran Shanahan is get plenty of TV time from reporters seeking legal analysis. But columnist Barry Saunders says the whole thing is a waste: The Edwards trial show, fascinating though it sometimes is, is still not worth the hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions, of taxpayer dollars being spent to put it on.
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