nature on trial:  fighting for freedom of choice in landscaping
Summation Filed
by jcr13Monday, December 19, 2005 [6:18 pm]

Today at around 1pm I filed my summation with the court. This 9-page document summarized and analyzed the trial. My understanding is that a summation is basically a closing argument in written form.

My summation ended with the following request:

The testimony, evidence, and case law show that the mowing ordinance is being enforced against our natural landscape in a manner that violates the free speech, equal protection, and due process clauses of the United States and New York constitutions.

I request that the Court return a verdict of "not guilty" on these grounds.

By filing this document, I have completed my last step in this trial. I now must simply wait for the judge's decision.

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