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With Trial Five Weeks Old, Judge Imposes Time Limit On Clemens Trial Witnesses

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER and JOSEPH WHITE,  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial is imposing a time limit on all future witnesses in an effort to speed things up.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Friday that each side will have no more than 90 minutes to question each witness unless the lawyers can make good cases to show they need an extension.

The limitations were to take effect once Clemens’ chief accuser, Brian McNamee, leaves the stand. McNamee has been testifying all week about the injections he said he gave Clemens more than a decade ago.

The trial is at the end of its fifth week. Walton put the lawyers on notice that if it doesn’t end by June 8, he will have to
suspend it for a month because of schedule conflicts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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