The blackout and secretive proceedings of the unconstitutional Star Chamber remain sealed and unknown almost six months later.
No one close to Balch or working at Jefferson County can tell us what is happening in the Newsome Conspiracy Case—not even Judge Carole Smitherman’s most trusted acquaintances.
Silence. Darkness. Secrecy.
Although the parties could be in the middle of jury selection or settlement talks, the only thing we have found is what looks like smelly corruption: first time contributions and other political cash to Judge Smitherman’s husband, State Senator Rodger Smitherman.
Then again, it could be all a coincidence. Rodger that!