Martha Stewart finds out today if she’s going to a federal prison. Supposedly she wants to speak to the judge on her own behalf – an idea the mortifies her lawyers. The cable news talking heads have pegged the most likely sentence to be 10 to 16 months for lying about a stock sale. I’m sure that CNN, MSNBC, and FoxNews are gearing up for 24/7 coverage of the verdict and the aftermath.
Looks like a good weekend to read a book…
Update: Alan Dershowitz, in The Los Angeles Times (Registration required), says Martha Stewart is almost certainly going to prison because of her lawyers.
Update 2: Just before her sentence was pronounced, Stewart asked the judge to “remember all the good I have done.” Oh, that’s just too rich. Expect to see that quote tagged to the jailbird for a long time.