Friday, April 28, 2006

The circus continues

And now to tie two posts together, I bring you a link that discusses the jury deliberations for the capital punishment sentencing of Moussaoui. The article opens:

The judge in Zacarias Moussaoui's death penalty trial admonished jurors Friday to avoid looking up words in the dictionary after learning that one went on the Internet to see what "aggravating" means.
My word. This calls into question all kinds of things (jury instructions, clarity of the lawyer's arguments, value of a 'jury of our peers'...).

1 comment:

mel said...

Yeah, I know the "jury of our peers" is supposed to be a good thing, but sometimes the thought terrifies me. I've met a lot of those "peers"!