Bonds appeal deck might be stacked

Barry Bonds' lawyers might have sympathetic ears for their oral arguments this week

Originally Published: September 15, 2009
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

When Barry Bonds' legal team walks into a majestic, marble courtroom on the third floor of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday morning, its members quite likely will struggle not to smirk.

As they offer oral arguments attacking the federal perjury charges against Bonds, they will know they are addressing a panel of three judges who are likely to be sympathetic to their suggestions.

The three judges, who range in age from 68 to 78, include the most ...

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