Higgs says the former college roommate is studying butterfly migrations and they're worried he might not be available at the time he is ready to be called
@NH: Us too... not sure what they mean
@Kels: Remember this discussion is about what would happen IF FOUND GUILTY, and so this is about mitigating circumstances to avoid death penalty
Judge asks how setting a date would sole the problems she just described. Higgs said it won't, but would make it easier for others
Defense says they're assessing the length of their case at 2 weeks.
Prosecution thinks they'd have a 3 day rebuttal for that part of the presentation
Orman argues that video-recorded statements are for when someone is truly unavailable, not just inconvenienced.
Judge says he doesn't see how the defense has established the "unavailability of these people"
Judge says he'll consider the requests in the future if more information is provided, but not at this time. So far he says defense hasn't established hardship