According to Destructoid, the game was seen by Friedman, Thompson, and an employee of publisher Take-Two for approximately two hours, by which point Friedman found it clear that the game need not be restricted. During today's session, Thompson was chastised by the judge for outbursts in court. Thompson has apparently elected not to pursue further appeal, as the game will have shipped by the time it would have any effect.
This week, Thompson called the gameplay demonstration a "huge victory against the violent video game industry," but the judge's final ruling falls squarely within precedent for previous such cases, nearly all of which have had similar end results.
Rockstar Vancouver's Bully (PS2) (known as Canis Canem Edit outside of North America) ships next week in North America.