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Friday, August 08, 2014
Jury in West Palm Beach asks for "big bottle of wine"
And they also include the LOL and :) on their note....
The question is did they get their request.
Hope the lawyer asked for a mistrial.
watch video, judge cum prosecutor hidden behind a rob asks a most improper question and then giggles about it. GET OFF THE BENCH TO GET YOUR KICKS, FOOL
The jury’s request for a bottle of wine is missing a citation to law.
"The justices of the Supreme Court under John Marshall established a firm rule not to drink on the bench except on rainy days. They decided that since there jurisdiction is the entire country, it must be raining someplace everyday."
P. 73, The Drug Problem, 10,000 Years of Psychoactive Drug Use, by Martin H. Levinson.
Or the jury could have invoked the "sober as a Florida judge rule", which means drunk on the bench, see Here Comes the Judge, in Cuffs, In Broward County, Fla., Spate of Judges in D.U.I. Arrests, The New York Times, by Frances Robles, June 27, 2014.
"As lawyers used smartphones to snap pictures of the morning spectacle, Judge Lynn D. Rosenthal became the third Broward County judge in six months to be arrested on charges of driving under the influence. A colleague, Judge Gisele Pollack, had been suspended five days earlier after getting arrested on a D.U.I. charge while already on leave for taking the bench intoxicated — twice."
The jury’s request for a bottle of wine seems almost reasonable.
Or the SCOTUS.
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