Leslie's Omnibus

Quick Stop

Having served on a jury that hung because of one person after a two day trial in traffic court (I was ready to pinch the guy's head off and flick it down the hallway in disdain), I sympathize with the jurors in the Blagoviator's trial who were stymied by another lone holdout after months of trial and weeks of deliberation.

I'll bet you big bucks that that single juror lost the distinction between reasonable doubt and beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Some people will come up with the craziest arguments around guilt or lack thereof, and it's incredibly frustrating to be a party to those contortions in logic. It's doubly so when you know that a mistrial will result in a retrial with all the attendant costs of time, money and emotion.


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