Wednesday, September 15, 2004

From a Times article noting that its OK to deliberate a jury verdict while drunk,

...a 1987 United States Supreme Court decision involving a jury that... drank, used cocaine, smoked marijuana, sold drugs to one another and slept through a trial that one juror called "one big party." In that case, the court ruled: "However severe their effect and improper their use, drugs or alcohol voluntarily ingested by a juror seems no more an 'outside influence' than a virus, poorly prepared food or a lack of sleep."


At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my ... so you can deliberate, but you cant drive? ive heard of successfully writing exams drunk. ottawa u had these wine and cheese socials during exam week... interesting consequences.


At 4:42 PM, Blogger alex said...

lets be on a jury together :)

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know we can party without being summoned for jury duty :)



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