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Offline annoyedbeyond

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2013, 05:24:08 PM »
Any juror can send out a question, doesn't mean it's something they all want to know.


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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #91 on: July 13, 2013, 05:31:56 PM »
Some people see the glass as half full; others, half-empty. I assume it probably contains poison.

ROTFL.  I think the joke goes that engineers see it as wrong size glass or something like that.  One of my favorite stalls for time is to answer questions literally, like "Do you know what time it is?"  "Yes."  Or "Were you at the store or at the bar?" "Yes."  So, with that in mind, I was projecting/anticipating a similar sort of retort in your remark.  Some people see the glass as half full; others, half-empty. I assume it is.  The "poison" angle had me LOL.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2013, 05:36:55 PM »
Has a single tweeter/blogger pointed out what is obvious to anyone who has spent time trying to make sense out of the jury instructions?  Poorly organized, repetitious, plenty of irrelevant sentences, badly formatted and worded gobbledygook.  If it was in the form of a flowchart where you started with Justifiable or Excusable homicide at the top diamond and yes lead to Not Guilty, we would have had a verdict already.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2013, 05:39:54 PM »
Has a single tweeter/blogger pointed out what is obvious to anyone who has spent time trying to make sense out of the jury instructions?  Poorly organized, repetitious, plenty of irrelevant sentences, badly formatted and worded gobbledygook.  If it was in the form of a flowchart where you started with Justifiable or Excusable homicide at the top diamond and yes lead to Not Guilty, we would have had a verdict already.

One size doesn't fit all.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2013, 05:46:57 PM »
One size doesn't fit all.
If you mean by that the instructions came from slavishly mechanically applying some template without doing any optimization, I think you've got the reason.  If that is how hard Nelson works to explain things to a jury, she should be fired or demoted to court clerk.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2013, 05:59:32 PM »
I think the joke goes that engineers see it as wrong size glass or something like that.

I like that joke.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »
Hornsby just retweeted someone (Robin Sax? Whoever that is) that Frank Taffe says he has inside info it's 5-1 Not Guilty.

Taaffe.  :o

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2013, 06:03:14 PM »
Hornsby just retweeted someone (Robin Sax? Whoever that is) that Frank Taffe says he has inside info it's 5-1 Not Guilty.

Now if we can get Sundance at CTH to agree -- we'll know about as much as we knew an hour ago.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2013, 06:04:06 PM »
No-one knows unless someone has a glass to the door. Deputy Jarvis don't like people with glasses to the door.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2013, 06:04:32 PM »
Taffe was on Fox saying he had 'insight' and there's 5 for acquittal and 1 thinking MS.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2013, 06:11:55 PM »
Now if we can get Sundance at CTH to agree -- we'll know about as much as we knew an hour ago.
But if you can get Sundance involved we'll know there was a conspiracy involved.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #101 on: July 13, 2013, 06:13:10 PM »
Taffe was on Fox saying he had 'insight' and there's 5 for acquittal and 1 thinking MS.

How come everyone's got insight but no one's got outsight?

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #102 on: July 13, 2013, 06:34:30 PM »
How come everyone's got insight but no one's got outsight?

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #103 on: July 13, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
Reports of a verdict.

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Re: Verdict Watch
« Reply #104 on: July 13, 2013, 07:53:50 PM »
About ten minutes until the verdict is read.

 

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