ICv2 interviews CBLDF head Charles Brownstein with more on what happened this week down in Rome:
What are the next steps in this case–does the trial go through all the same steps, including pre-trial motions, that it did the first time around?
The next steps are still being weighed by counsel, although we expect to file a motion to dismiss based on this misconduct. That, and any other motion, will need to be considered prior to a new trial. From there, we’ll proceed to trial directly. We do not need to go all the way back to square one. That said, these next steps will be an added, unforeseen expense, but are a necessary response to this week’s events.