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  •  Sorry to be so late, cohenzee. (1+ / 0-)
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    Excellent diary. I have been called for duty a few times and served once. It was a criminal case and the defendant was acquitted. The jury actually asked to talk with the lawyers after the trial was adjourned. They did and answered lots of questions. Both of them said they had never had a jury do that before.

    We felt the prosecution overreached. The defendant was guilty of lying to police, a misdemeanor, but we felt he didn't commit a felony by helping a perpetrator flee and avoid capture. They went to Denny's to get something to eat after the assailant shot a guy. The cops were eating there, of course, and arrested them when the call came over the radio.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 10:31:00 PM PST

    •  Interesting. (0+ / 0-)

      No problem being late.

      Apparently in Nassau County, NY, the lawyers like to talk to the jury afterwards to get their opinions on the trial and what may or may not have influenced the jury. I am sure it helps a lot for future trials.

      I must end each day with a dose of Top Comments. A TC diary is a must for developing the calmness I need to get the required eight hours of sleep. - cohenzee

      by cohenzee on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:49:49 PM PST

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