All summer long, Richard’s case makes little progress. Each court date only sets a new court date, and all Jasmine does is work and wait. The press stops covering the case, but the plainly dressed women still go to court and protest Richard being charged as an adult.
This emphasizes how long and drawn out the legal process is. Richard goes to multiple hearings, all of which are undoubtedly costly, and none of them move him any closer to accountability or redemption—this Richard has done completely on his own.