Bigtime financier Allen Stanford's lawyers are asking the court to let him out on bond, because he's just too high to get ready for trial.
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They don't use those exact words, but they tell the judge that prescription medicine Stanfard is taking for a variety of ailments, including those resulting from a jailhouse fight, have left him "in an unfocused and numbed state-of-mind," according to court documents. ("You are only coming through in waves....your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying...")
As a result, the attorneys argue, "the accused can no longer assist counsel or invoke basic constitutional rights." ("I'll need some information first / just the basic facts...")
They also note that there are 22 million pages of documents relevant to the case. "Although Mr. Stanford has the option of storing [a reasonable amount of] these pages in his cell and periodically switching those documents for new ones, it is unrealistic to expect over 22 million pages of discovery to be printed and presented to an individual who is incarcerated."
Especially when he's comfortably numb.