Everyone's favorite federal blogger has a few more days to prepare for trial, as Buju Banton's co-defendant asked for and received a short continuance from MD FL Judge Moody:
Trial is rescheduled to MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at the U. S. Sam Gibbons Courthouse, 801 North Florida Avenue, Courtroom #13A, Tampa, Florida 33602.Let's see, did anything interesting happen on September 20?
The Court grants this continuance to allow Defendant Mack additional time to prepare for trial. The Court finds the ends of justice served by the continuance to allow the Defendant(s) more time to prepare outweighs the best interest of the public and the Defendant(s) in a speedy trial.
Oh yeah -- in 1973 Billie Jean King beat the pants off Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
This bodes well for Buju, don't you think?.
And here's a Buju Banton marketing update:
Initially, their trial was set to begin on March 3, but due to conflicting reports, the defence moved to start the trial on April 12. The court granted the motion and set the trial to begin on April 19. This was later shifted to June 21, and then to September 13.
The new trial date is just over one week before the scheduled release of Buju's latest album titled Before The Dawn.
The album will contain 10 tracks that comprise some of the more prophetic songs written by Buju since his entry into the music business more than 20 years ago.
The album's unofficial anthem is Innocent.Cute, but don't give a kina hurra, ok?