Despite no verdict, there is lots of news at the Ayers Watchdog blog, and I’d like to direct you there eventually. I’m not going to steal their news and represent it as my own.
Now we are left wondering: was this case lost at jury selection?
I can imagine what went through the heads of each boy—no doubt each wondered what his penis had to do with what was going on in his brain (I am going to refrain from making jokes here—these boys were not yet old enough to be consumed by the need to listen to his penis, period.), and how strange the exam was nothing like those his pediatrician had done, on a proper exam table, with gowns and drapes and a countertop of medical devices—otoscope, ophthalmoscope, perhaps a hammer for checking reflexes, a tuning fork for hearing checks, and perhaps a nurse in the room. They had to be thinking “No way my parents would have put me into this situation. Or are they that angry with me that they knew this was going to happen?”