Fumo trial halts for Obama

Inquirer staff writer Emilie Lounsberry reports:

The corruption trial of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo recessed to allow jurors and participants to watch the historic swearing-in.

U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter told jurors that a room has been set aside for them to watch -- or they can go elsewhere.

In the courtroom, defense lawyers immediately turned on a live feed of the inaugural festivities, and defense lawyers Nia Lena Caravasos and Stephen LaCheen were watching the monitor -- usually used to display electronic evidence -- intently, along with defense attorney Edwin J. Jacobs Jr.

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