Tuesday, September 4, 2007
The lawyers for former Illinois Governor George Ryan have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to review en banc his conviction for corruption. The lawyers allege that Governor Ryan did not receive a fair trial because of some improprieties in juror behavior.
Today's Chicago Tribune reports on Judge Richard Posner's experience with juror misbehavior during a trial over which he presided. The article is here. Judge Posner's opinion is available here on the website entitled "Project Posner" that his former clerk and now Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu maintains.