Thursday, November 24, 2022
Feminist Legal Theory Blog, Thanksgiving: Women's Work?
Commonwealth v. Wilson, 369 A.2d 471 (Pa. 1976)
Thereafter, the court inquired as to the advisability of declaring a mistrial, and noted on the record certain "complications" it considered in suggesting this course of action. The court noted the difficulties in making dinner arrangements, the possibility of the separation of the jurors, and "the inability of the jury . . . apparently to agree . . ." In addition, Judge Monroe noted that it was ‘the eve of Thanksgiving Day, and the women on the jury who have chores to prepare for tomorrow's celebration, which may have some effect upon their verdict.’