I just compared notes with the prosecutor on my trial case. In picking a jury of 12 out of a panel of 65, exercising 10 peremptory challenges each, we made one double strike.
And the verdict was? (Or is the jury still out?)
The prosecutor is arguing as we speak.
Guilty verdict. Hate it when that happens.
That was quick wasn’t it?
Much quicker than it seems: maybe 15 minutes of deliberation. I guess it was more of a whale than I had convinced myself.
A whale you almost got an instructed verdict on! –Think the ending of the Tennessee-St. Louis Super Bowl. Competitors don’t take consolation prizes, but way to make the prosecutor sweat, Mark!
Yep, if we’d been before a judge who had ever granted an instructed verdict, then this case might have been a real nail-biter.
Back to the issue of double-strikes, I still think it happens a lot more than you think it does.
So, please consider this my formal notice of “See! I told you so!”
One strike. One lousy strike. The prosecutor was just having an “off” day.
You and AHCL – I know that you guys really respect one another but your public bickering is kinda funny.
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