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(AP)   Mistrial declared after field trip student asks judge about the sleeping juror   ( ) divider line
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97 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Apr 2003 at 9:59 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-16 04:50:11 PM  
It's ok, it was just the Enron case.
2003-04-16 09:36:59 PM  
Don't they usually just dismiss the sleeping juror and use an alternate.
2003-04-16 10:02:20 PM  
what was his class doing there?
2003-04-16 10:02:31 PM  
"He jumped out and began shedding clothes and bags of cocaine, authorities allege."

2003-04-16 10:03:24 PM  
2003-04-16 10:03:36 PM  
Irock, a lot of schools have a 'you and the law' class and they take you to a court room to see how the whole thing works.
2003-04-16 10:04:10 PM  
2003-04-16 10:04:14 PM  
And funny thing when we went, one of our classmates was on trial that day! Now how cool/funny is that!?!?!
2003-04-16 10:04:25 PM  
"Mr. Simpson, give me those"

*takes glasses with eyes painted on them*

"AND those!*

*takes another pair
2003-04-16 10:05:31 PM  
So now another trial at taxpayer expense. The cost outta come out of the sleeping asshats pocket.
2003-04-16 10:06:45 PM  
"He jumped out and began shedding clothes and bags of cocaine, authorities allege."

Here's one guy I wouldn't want to be trapped in a foxhole with. Way to keep your cool, big guy!
2003-04-16 10:07:56 PM  
what did the student ask?

"your honor, is he supposed to be sleeping?"

and i agree with Purple_Paramecium's general shock. wtf?
2003-04-16 10:08:07 PM  
it's spelled juror

/spelling ass
2003-04-16 10:08:27 PM  
04-16-03 10:05:31 PM CB
So now another trial at taxpayer expense.

And who do you think will pay when they send him to prison in the next trial??
2003-04-16 10:08:49 PM  
Should have passed out a sample of exhibit #1 before the zzzzzzs kicked in.
2003-04-16 10:09:06 PM  
"And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for that meddling kid"
2003-04-16 10:11:34 PM  
"I know you can hear my thoughts, boy...... meowmeowmeowmeow, meowmeowmeowmeow, meowmeowmeowmeowMEOWmeowmeowmeow..."
2003-04-16 10:11:48 PM  

That just goes to prove that kids are spawn of the devil :)
2003-04-16 10:12:31 PM  
Wldncrzy, even. Sorry 'bout that!
2003-04-16 10:13:39 PM  
We will of course, but let Joe-snoozer pick up the tab for the extra trial.
2003-04-16 10:14:08 PM  
somebody should figure out a way to sue somebody for something. and then put the kid on ritalin. he should have been paying attention to the TRIAL, not the JURY.
2003-04-16 10:14:08 PM  
The defendant responded by saying "I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you, especially the members of the jury!"
2003-04-16 10:18:42 PM  
"This cream corn tastes like cream crap!"

All the relevant lines were taken already..
2003-04-16 10:19:00 PM  
I want to sue people for pointing out typos in the headlines.
2003-04-16 10:22:20 PM  
They need to accomodate jurors who have different work cycles than the mainstream. As someone who works a different schedule than the default 8 to 5 I can attest to the difficulty of remaining alert when forced to function in those early hours. The refusal of so many to accept the reality that others work different hours is one of the last realms of intolerance still rampantly accepted by society.

To those who insist on having an attitude about this, I'd suggest you try staying awake and attentive through the night sometime as acomparison.
2003-04-16 10:27:41 PM  
zzzzzz.......zzzzzzzz......Wha?? Huh?? What did I miss? Guilty! Can I go home now?
2003-04-16 10:32:16 PM  
"Would a murderer go and feed animals at the zoo like this? Of course not. So, in summation, find Terrance innocent. Or he'll kill you!"

/farting during the closing arguments
2003-04-16 10:33:46 PM  
Now that they've declared a mistrial, I hope they don't go for Double Jeopardy...

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Maybe they needed a different lawyer...

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2003-04-16 10:34:51 PM  


Don't you remember Night Court? Judge Harry does great magic and Bull is still lonely. You can do your civic duty, stay awake, get laid and have your 15 minutes of fame at the same time!
2003-04-16 10:38:58 PM  
Evidently. . . farked?!
2003-04-16 10:53:26 PM  
I was just thinking that same thing robotninja
2003-04-16 11:01:13 PM  
Garanimal Your post frightens and confuses me.

2003-04-16 11:08:12 PM  
I move for a bad court thingie.
2003-04-16 11:09:54 PM  
what's the big deal? I've seen judges fall asleep. honest...on more than one occasion. As for jurors, if this was the standard in all trials we'd never convict anyone (at least in trials that last longer than a day). Try watching Court TV for 8 hours without falling asleep. if you have a jury of 12, in many cases you're lucky if half of them actually pay attention throughout the trial. usually doesn't matter, though, since the ones that don't pay attention are at least honest enough to not try and make waves during deliberations. so....I'm not sure that a sleeping juror will necessarily change the ultimate outcome of the case. also, there might have been a different result had the trial been further along (you think the defense lawyer won't charge his client for the first interrupted trial? if I'm the client and the trial has been going on for a couple of days, unless things are falling apart, I'll take my chances with the 11 jurors that stayed awake.
2003-04-16 11:15:36 PM  
"Your Honor, can you declare a mistrial so we can get right over to Hooters??"
2003-04-16 11:22:55 PM  
Jeez, for some reason Aunt Bea as a juror just popped into my mind. Trust me, it's a pic that is nearly impossible to mb to.
2003-04-16 11:23:22 PM  
"Oh no!

"Oh NO!"

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2003-04-16 11:24:40 PM  
hey'd be surprised how many Aunt Beas end up on many people can afford not to go to work for a week or more? how many people will decide they have better things to do and find a way out?
2003-04-16 11:28:12 PM  
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2003-04-16 11:30:31 PM  
LittleNoodle....where do you work? the place i work pays for as much jury time as you are out for. I'm actually praying for jury duty
2003-04-16 11:37:55 PM  
Lia...I'm an attorney in private practice...I essentially get paid for how much time I bill (sort of)...if I were on jury duty for 2 weeks, I would definitely make less money...many companies, however, will pay empoloyees their full wages while on jury duty. However, the self-employed and business owners definitely suffer. Having said that, personally I would not hesitate to serve if asked. For some reason, however, many attorneys do not want another attorney on the jury. Not sure why - most of the attorneys I know would be good jurors.
2003-04-16 11:46:51 PM  
I worked grave yard for years and TWICE I got called in and had to sit thru a daytime trial in a warm court room with the lawyers droning on and on and on...I had to ask many times for a break and the judge got really ticked off. I was asked into his chambers and basically told stay awake or you can be found in contempt but the juidge was cool when I explained it and he ensured I got LOTS of coffee.
2003-04-17 12:01:51 AM  
robot ninja

Family Guy, welfare fraud trial. Nice.
2003-04-17 12:11:14 AM  
Good point but it's up to the juror to bring it up like you did. Props to you for taking your duty seriously!
2003-04-17 12:13:55 AM  
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2003-04-17 12:26:06 AM  
Lia, did you used to live in Indiana?

Also, my favorite show is Law & Order. Who is better, McCoy or Stone? I say Stone.
2003-04-17 12:30:21 AM  
Furthermore, I still live in Indiana. I used to live in my mom's belly 'til she pooped me out.

I guess what I am trying to say is I'm sorry I said "used" instead of "use". I feel I have let you all down.
2003-04-17 01:01:52 AM  
I was in a class that visited a trial. A kid from our school was there. He was on trial for destroying school property. It's a small world.

Actually, it's a small town.
2003-04-17 02:22:36 AM  
Tom_Sirveaux: McCoy is t3h sexay. Stone was...kinda creepy. Plus...Jack'll hand you your a$$ on a platter on the courtroom. Hell...the boy drives a motorcycle.

Besides...McCoy hooked up with all the superfox assistant DAs. You never saw Stone getting any poon.

/McCoy's so sexay rant
2003-04-17 03:05:50 AM  
I want little noodle in my jury when I am tried for something I prolly did but would never admit to.
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