Another week, another twist at the Charles Taylor trial.
Just ten days ago, the proceedings hit an unexpected impasse when Taylor’s lead defense counsel, Courtenay Griffiths, learned that his final brief—which had been delivered late—would not be accepted by the court. Griffiths declared that, absent the final brief, he did not see any further role in the case for himself or for his client. Then, in front of a host of international media, he walked out of the courtroom.
For his actions, the judges chose to subject Griffiths to a disciplinary hearing and set the date for Friday, February 25.
But then came the newest surprise—this time from the bench. As the parties gathered for the Griffiths hearing, there was a new notable … Continue Reading