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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

NY: Too Eager to Get off Jury Duty

A potential juror who, evidently, did not wish to serve, when asked whether he could be fair, said that the defendant looked like a "scumbag."  The judge is now threatening to hold him in contempt.  NYLS CrimProf Randolph N. Jonakait was quoted in the NY Times as saying a juror should not be punished for speaking the truth. [Jack Chin]

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