Opening statements set in Anna Nicole Smith trial

Anna Nicole Smith, leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, in this Feb. 28, 2006, file photo. With an oil fortune on the line, the former stripper encountered a sympathetic audience at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta/FILE)

August 4, 2010 7:39:04 AM PDT
With a jury ready to hear evidence, lawyers in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case were scheduled to launch their cases Wednesday with opening statements.