Sunderance - Chapter 3: The Paladin
The media had been shut out of the courthouse entirely, on the off chance that someone would try to slip a camera past the security within the building to gain access to the courtroom itself. The decision by Chief Justice Bellwether had faced criticism from various directions, most noticeably the City Council who saw the appeals trial as a farce that should be televised for the entertainment value that it would undoubtedly bring. No one actually expected that the ‘bunny bumpkin’ from a farming family in the Commonwealth would bring anything more than a good chuckle from the courthouse.
Which was why the doors were sealed, and the only unusual presence in the near perfect silence of the large chamber was the crisply dressed Red Fox standing only feet away from Judy Hopps. The confused rippled had followed the two of them in from the courthouse steps, as flashing lights and shouldered cameras had tried to bend over the two lions