Update at 2030: According to an AP report on the above site, the military judge in the Martinez court-martial issued a gag order for the trial counsel. . . for statements in court. Here is what the AP reported:
Yikes, not exactly career enhancing. This is at least the third warning for the TC's uncontrolled laughter, see prior post here.
A military judge on Thursday banned a top-ranked prosecutor from saying anything during a New York soldier's murder trial other than to question witnesses on the stand, saying the attorney had been unprofessional. . . . Martinez's defense attorney Marc Cipriano told the judge that while the defense was questioning a witness, Huestis laughed and made a comment to fellow prosecutor Maj. John Benson about Martinez's access to Claymore mines. . . . Benson said under oath that he didn't clearly hear Huestis but that he was suggesting a question to ask on cross-examination. Benson also said he didn't hear Huestis laugh and was concentrated on taking notes. The judge told Huestis that if he needed to communicate with the other two prosecutors during court, he could write notes. Even then, you will be selective," the judge warned Huestis. "This is your last chance. Do you understand?"