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  • Pro tip from Arbery shooters’ attorneys: Let’s not forget the presumption of innocence and due process, please

    05/15/2020 3:03:47 PM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 5/15/2020 | Ed Morrisey
    A wise admonition — and one that might have saved Ahmaud Arbery’s life if Bob Rubin’s and Jason Sheffield’s client had stuck to it in the first place. The two attorneys argued yesterday “there is more to the story” of why Travis and Gregory McMichael tracked down and killed Arbery, and scolded people on their assumption of guilt without hearing the whole truth. “That’s the purpose of a trial,” Rubin intoned at a press conference late yesterday afternoon. Consider this today’s entry in the Someone Left the Irony On Department, with due hat-tip to MAD Magazine. Be sure to watch...
  • How is jury duty responding to the COV19

    03/21/2020 10:07:13 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 34 replies
    March 21, 2020 | Vanity
    Does the government decreed shutdowns apply to jury duty.
  • Judge suspends federal jury trials, grand jury proceedings for 30 days over coronavirus concerns

    03/12/2020 1:26:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    WBNS 10 News ^ | 03/12/2020 | BENNETT HAEBERLE
    A federal judge has suspended all jury trials and grand jury proceedings for courts in the southern district of Ohio for the next 30 days out of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, according to a copy of the judge’s order. Chief District Judge Algenon Marbley issued the order Thursday, a copy of which was provided to 10 Investigates. The two-page order issued Thursday morning says “there are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19, in response to which the Governor of the State of Ohio, Michael DeWine, has declared a state of emergency which, among other things, limits large indoor gatherings.”...
  • It appears that the jury in the Roger Stone trial was tainted

    02/13/2020 6:45:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    From beginning to end, Robert Mueller and his squad used Roger Stone as an object lesson to frighten anyone who had high-level contact with the Trump campaign in the lead-up to and immediately after the election. Stone is not a savory character, but the treatment meted out to Stone, now 67, had a revolting aura of police state hanging about it from the start. Now, it turns out that this un-American police state set up a kangaroo trial to shuttle Stone into prison. The Mueller mob started its press against Stone in January 2019, when Stone, who ought to have...
  • Roger Stone jury foreperson's anti-Trump social media posts surface after she defends DOJ prosecutors

    02/12/2020 10:59:40 PM PST · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2020 | Gregg Re
    Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury that convicted former Trump adviser Roger Stone on obstruction charges last year -- and soon afterward, her history of Democratic activism and a string of her anti-Trump, left-wing social media posts came to light. Hart even posted specifically about the Stone case before she voted to convict, as she retweeted an argument mocking those who considered Stone's dramatic arrest in a predawn raid by a federal tactical team to be excessive force. She also suggested President Trump and his supporters are racist...
  • Potential juror in Harvey Weinstein's trial said she couldn't serve on the jury because her friend once had an 'encounter' with the disgraced movie mogul in a hotel room

    01/11/2020 9:19:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/20 | Luke Kenton, Lauren Fruen
    A potential juror for the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case in New York was dismissed after she told the court she could not be impartial because a friend had had an 'encounter' with the embattled movie mogul in his hotel room. The woman's comment was made this week when asked by Judge James Burke if she could be a fair and impartial juror in Weinstein's case. 'I have a close friend who had an encounter with the defendant in his hotel room,' the woman said, according to BuzzFeed News. The news comes after reports that Harvey Weinstein's defense team was...
  • Weinstein judge won't step aside as jury selection resumes

    01/09/2020 3:38:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 1/09/20 | TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK -- The judge in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial declined the defense's request that he step aside as jury selection dipped into a third day Thursday. Judge James Burke announced his decision Thursday, a day after Weinstein's lawyers sent him a letter asking that he remove himself from the case. They objected to comments Burke made when he asked Weinstein if he was willing to got to jail “for life” if he kept ignoring a court order that bars texting in the courtroom. Weinstein’s lawyers blasted the judge's comments as “prejudicial and inflammatory,” and raised questions about his impartiality....
  • Roger Stone’s DC jurors admits in WP Op-Ed he did not pay attention to defense arguments

    11/24/2019 12:42:11 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 57 replies ^ | 11/24/2019 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸@JackPosobiec · 2h In a column in the Washington Post one of Roger Stone’s DC jurors essentially admits he did not pay attention to defense arguments
  • Jury in Roger Stone Trial Packed With Pro-Obama, Anti-Trump Jurors

    11/08/2019 8:44:25 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 28 replies
    Infowars ^ | 11/7/2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The jury in the Roger Stone trial has been packed with anti-Trump jurors in a transparent conflict of interest as the judge in the case ordered the media to leave the court room. As Tucker Carlson highlighted on his show last night, the judge in Stone’s case is Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee who is “transparently and aggressively political.” Jackson has already prevented Stone from publicly defending himself in the case, allowing the media to continue to slander Stone without him being able to defend himself under threat of imprisonment. Carlson said Jackson’s behavior in court has turned out...
  • Roger Stone Judge Refuses To Strike Anti-Trumper From Jury Pool

    11/05/2019 5:46:17 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2019 | Chuck Ross
    At the beginning of jury selection, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee, said that she would not remove potential jurors solely on the basis that they work for the federal government or because of their views of Trump. That position was tested at the very start of jury selection at Stone’s trial, which recessed early after the longtime political operative fell ill. The potential juror served as a press secretary in the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, according to Politico and Reuters. She also admitted to having a negative view of Trump....
  • California governor signs bill letting murderers and violent criminals serve on juries

    10/20/2019 8:32:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    We’ve reported on states changing laws to allow felons to vote. Then you’ve got California releasing murderers because it “feels right” to give them another chance. Now, in another sign that the inmates are running the prison, the governor of California has approved “The Right to a Jury of Your Peers”. It’s a move that will allow people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time. Prior to this, there was a law in California that excluded felons from jury service. Local media backed the legislation ... The state Assembly approved the legislation...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to take up Louisiana unanimous jury law on opening day of new term (Today)

    10/07/2019 8:42:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    NOLA - Times-Picayune & N.O. Advocate ^ | October 5 | John Simerman
    Louisiana’s aberrant take on the right to a jury trial in America will itself go on trial Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the non-unanimous verdict law that state voters just ditched, but only going forward. On the opening day of the court’s new term, the justices are set to take up the case of Evangelisto Ramos, an oil-supply boat worker who was convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Trenice Fedison in New Orleans.
  • 4,000 jury summons sent out for Amber Guyger murder trial

    09/06/2019 5:34:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | 09/05/2019 | Staff
    The process of jury selection in the Amber Guyger murder case is expected to span at least a week. It was September 6, 2018, when then Dallas Police Department Officer Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean. She told police she mistook his apartment for hers, as she lived one floor below, and thought he was an intruder. She was later fired from the police department and charged with murder. The judge has cast a wide net for potential jurors in this trial, more than anyone can remember. About 4,000 Dallas County citizens have been summoned to appear Friday morning...
  • Kealohas, 2 Honolulu officers found guilty of conspiracy in massive public corruption trial

    06/27/2019 11:56:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 27, 2019 | HNN Staff
    Katherine and Louis Kealoha found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After deliberating for less than nine hours, a jury of seven men and five women found former law enforcement power couple Louis and Katherine Kealoha guilty Thursday of conspiracy and other counts in one of Hawaii's most closely-watched public corruption trials. After hearing the verdict, the Kealohas left the federal courthouse stone-faced. Katherine Kealoha, walking ahead of her husband, and her attorneys declined comment. Louis Katherine, appearing stunned at his incredible turn of fortunes, told reporters: "There's still a lot to take in. I just...
  • Staten Island Statue of Liberty climber seeks jury trial; prosecutors oppose

    09/30/2018 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    silive ^ | 9/26/18 | Mira Wassef
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The Staten Island lady who scaled Lady Liberty wants a group of her peers to decide her fate -- not a judge -- when her case heads for trial this fall. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, is asking for a jury trial, even though she does not have a legal right to one considering the "petty offenses" she is facing, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The St. George resident faces charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct after climbing to the base of the landmark and refusing to get down, officials...
  • The left's enforcers: CNN sues to reveal names and addresses of Manafort jurors

    08/18/2018 4:44:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Less than a week after making a stink about freedom of the press, President Trump and 'enemies of the people, CNN and apparently other news outlets have decided to get into the harassment business given that reporting news is just not good enough for them. Seriously, they tried to do this: In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against...
  • Jury signals it needs more time for Manafort verdict

    08/17/2018 12:26:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2018 | LYDIA WHEELER AND MORGAN CHALFANT
    The jury in the criminal tax and bank fraud trial against one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort signaled in a note to the judge Friday afternoon they are unlikely to reach a verdict before the weekend. In a note to Judge T.S. Ellis III, the jury said they would like to finish at 5 p.m. because one of the jurors has an event they would like to attend. Ellis said he will bring the jury back in the courtroom at ten minutes to 5 p.m. to ask what time they would like to reconvene on Monday. The jury deliberations now...
  • CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 201 | Bre Payton
    The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016. The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to...
  • Rape victim awarded $1 billion in historic jury verdict

    05/25/2018 9:43:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/25/2018 | Natalie O'Neill
    A Georgia rape victim was awarded $1 billion in what’s believed to be the largest jury verdict ever handed down in an American assault case, according to reports Friday. “It’s one of the biggest victories for women in the United States,” Chris Stewart, a lawyer for victim Hope Cheston, said at a press conference. “They said a little black girl in Clayton County who was raped is worth $1 billion. That was a big win for us,” he said, according to the local station Cheston was 14 years old and visiting a friend October 2012 when she was attacked...
  • 'Who killed you?' The jurors who used a Ouija board to find a murderer guilty

    05/10/2018 8:00:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 05/07/2018 | Michael Dulaney and Damien Carrick
    The report quoted the youngest member of the jury, 24-year-old Adrian, who said four jurors had tried to consult the spirits of the dead while locked overnight in Brighton's Old Ship Hotel. As the other jurors slept, the small group sat on the floor around a crude Ouija board they had made from a piece of paper and a hotel room wine glass. They each put a finger on top of the glass and asked a spirit to guide the glass over letters of the alphabet and the words 'yes' or 'no'. One juror, Ray, took charge of addressing the...