Everyone I know has been asking me what was going to happen with Peterson (old news now, I guess). I wrote here how tough it would be for Peterson in penalty, but was telling everyone at home and at work that he's was going to get death. For those of us in the practice, it was hard to imagine, because, at least in big California counties, this would never be a death case in the first place. Those people underestimated small-town politics and the power of the media.
It'll take a while, that's for sure, and maybe he'll get some action on the bumping of jurors, but I doubt it. I think this case is going to stick.