Jury Duty

Order in the Court: Part IV—Jury and Verdict

October 21, 2018

A week ago, Thursday, the closing arguments of the trial began. The prosecution went first with a 50 minute PowerPoint presentation that covered the charges and how the evidence fit the charges. This was followed by the defense attorney recasting the testimony of the witnesses in such a way to benefit his client (think James […]

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Order in the Court: Part III–Defense Argument

October 20, 2018

Once the prosecution rested, the defense was able to present their case, I’m surprised that they did. I thought the attorney would close, simply arguing that the prosecution didn’t prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and thus we must acquit. However his client–Carlos–had other plans. In the end two people were called to the […]

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Order in the Court: Part II–Prosecution Argument

October 19, 2018

Above Sam Waterston from NBC’s Law and Order, best known as a tough prosecution attorney The prosecution case, as simply as I can state it was similar to what follows: Bender Bob and his Bro decide to paint the town on a Thursday night. They start with a bottle of Hennessey, I don’t really know […]

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Order in the Court

October 17, 2018

I just spent about four weeks on jury duty and I need to decompress, debrief, vent, or whatever you want to call it. I plan to write a few posts covering different aspects of the experience. First, I would like to write about the process itself. The group that I was in reported for duty […]

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Johnnie Does Jury Duty

August 2, 2018

By Johnnie Does… Our “Johnnie does” segment depicts real life blogging of a correspondent wishing to maintain anonymity. He was given permission by the Blog Father to chronicle his exploits as long as content doesn’t turn into Johnnie Does Debbie or any female (or male) named herein; what follows is his account of jury duty. […]

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