Luckily reading Elaine Cassel’s book, “The War on Civil Liberties”prepared me for what occurred in court today:

The jury forewoman handed down a guilty verdict on 59 counts; a not guilty verdict was given in count 3 where the government had made a mistake on the indictment.

The forewoman of the jury gave the verdicts clearly, with no apparent emotion. It was only when she came to thank the court personnel that she broke down with emotion and another juror had to give her thanks on behalf of the jury.

I think Magda Bayoumi got it right when she told the prosecutor, Mr. Olmstead, “We have all lost today.”