The most accurate comment on the proceedings is by Frederick Leatherman.
“Bernie de la Rionda spent the day teaching and indoctrinating the panel of 40 prospective jurors (PJs) with the legal foundation of the case that he will present to them in opening statement.”
This is improper. It is the duty of the judge not prosecuting council to provide instruction in law.
It is interesting that the judge sees nothing wrong in this.