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MHNT – Episode Four – The Hedgemony Strikes Out Part Duh A

The Miami Herald reports that Jury deliberations in terror-conspiracy retrial delayed again.

Last week it was a sick juror, this week it is a juror who doesn’t play well with others.

Just declare a mistrial, and see if the Feds want to try this again. If the juror is replaced and the MHNT are convicted, they have a solid appeal. There’s no law that says that a juror needs to review the entire trial. The deliberation phase is for jurors who have questions. If there are no questions after sitting through the presentation of evidence, there is no need to do anything other than a vote. If one juror decides for conviction, and the the others are against it, the jury is deadlocked.

From her note, the dissenting juror sounds like she feels she is being coerced, and that isn’t going to favor the government if there is a conviction.

4 comments

1 hipparchia { 05.04.09 at 10:41 pm }

ugh, that was hard to slog through. i wonder if there were any non-green intersex martians from pluto on the jury.

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2 Bryan { 05.04.09 at 10:54 pm }

They really didn’t need to go into such detail about the jury because everyone knows there are no racial problems in South Florida. [/snark]

Every new release on the reality of the War on Terror™ makes convictions on terror-related charges less likely. This case is a loser, and the US Attorney’s office should stop jousting at windmills.

3 Badtux { 05.06.09 at 4:07 pm }

If at first you don’t convict, try and try again, appears to be the US Attorney’s office’s philosophy. This case is a black eye to them, and I fully expect them to do another trial if this one ends in mistrial (once again).

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4 Bryan { 05.06.09 at 4:30 pm }

This was stupid from beginning to end, and it isn’t going to get any better.

They may have to go for a change of venue, because they have to be running out of jurors willing to sit through months of a trial, and who haven’t made up their mind about this case by now.