Today, after twelve years of procedural bollocks and four weeks of trail, Mann vs Simberg and Steyn will supposedly be going to the jury. We shall see. Mark has not been well this week, but he hopes to be sufficiently healthy to deliver his closing argument.
Our friends Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer will be there of course, as they have been every day - unlike slipshod outlets such as NPR, for whom court reports do not involve actually sending a reporter to court, or The Washington Post, who dispatched their "climate reporter" to cover a trial. The poor lad was unaware that his own newspaper had filed an amicus brief on the anti-Mann side, because of the implications of a Mann victory for the First Amendment.
The last day of testimony saw Steyn's compatriot Ross McKitrick take the stand, as did Roger Pielke Jr. Click below for all the action from everyone's favourite Irish double-act:
We thank all those who signed up for one of our limited-edition trial souvenirs, the SteynOnline Liberty Stick, which is now sold out. Instead, why not treat a chum to a SteynOnline gift certificate or a Mark Steyn Club gift membership? Or shoot them a copy of Steyn's book about Mann - which Judge Irving has declined to admit into evidence.