Lords and Ladies of Sonoma, The Hearing in the Case of the People v Lord Britsh did commence this day at 1730 PDT. The Prosecution was represented by Poet Lariel and Sara Caroline (PAS) but we lacked Defense Counsel. We waited but had to begin without. Fortunetly, the Defense had made several argumenst public. The Court was opened and the charges were read by the Prosecutor. The Charges include: Torture, numerous counts. Robbery, Murder, Attempted murder, Genocide, Additional charges were added of: Crime against Humanity, Causing dishonor to the People of Sosaria Betrayal of the People by abandonment. After hearing the severity of the Charges and taking into consideration the arguments made by Lord Brad, I ruled that the Trial shall take place. The Prosecution demanded Subpoenas for witnesses and I agreed to this. Lord Rapier arrived and I informed him of my rulings. I also asked him to prepare a list of witnesses so that I may offer subpoenas. The trial shall be by Jury. The court will immediately begin accepting notice of those that would serve on the jury. The jury will be selected from a pool of potential jurors by the prosecutor and defense counsels. Defense Counsel demanded that he be given access to his defendant. I had to deny this until the Court can take responsibilty for the safety of those involved. With this in mind, I have demanded that PAS relenquish the prisoner to the Court within one week. The prisoner will be exchanged on Saturday, time to be set. More details to follow. Once he is in the Courts custody, the Defense Counsel may meet with him. The Court was attacked by one Final Contagion (HAR). He was promptly subdued by the agents of the Court (E^E). Let this stand as warning to those that would cause harm to the Defense or the Prosecution. The Marshals of the Court will react swiftly to these interuptions. The Court does give Lord Hooman (E^E) and Lord Malachai (Lord Malachai was absent due to that RL demon) complete control over Court security. If they act too swiftly, we will rez and apologize to the innocent. I do not forsee that being a problem, but forwarned! Anyone interested in serving on the jury, please contact me. Details of Lord British's transfer to follow. Posts will be made as things porgress so that anyone wanting to participate may do so. Maddwg, Judge, 1st Circuit Court of Sonoma note: My court is fairly informal. I prefer to wander in front of the defense and prosecution due to the distance the Bench is away from everyone. For the trial, I'll try to be a good boy and sit down.