Judge urged to bar some Cle­mens lawyers’ ar­gu­ments

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

Fed­eral prose­cu­tors in the Roger Cle­mens per­jury trial urged the judge Mon­day to bar Cle­mens’ lawyers from ar­gu­ments they say will en­cour­age ju­rors to nul­lify the law and ac­quit re­gard­less of the ev­i­dence.

In a pre­trial mo­tion, prose­cu­tors ob­jected to sev­eral lines of ar­gu­ment Cle­mens’ lawyers made at the open­ing of last sum­mer’s trial, in­clud­ing ask­ing ju­rors to put them­selves in the for­mer pitcher’s shoes, main­tain­ing that the gov­ern­ment was wast­ing money on the pros­e­cu­tion and re­fer­ring to pos­si­ble penal­ties Cle­mens faces.

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