June 12, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "Sleeping duty: A bedtime story"

Dave Danforth:
"It’s hard enough to ask a jury to serve faithfully under duty to the American system of justice. Why double up by tempting the odds on wakefulness?

It would help if we asked juries to decide issues that really matter. Sure, it’s a technical question if ex-Sen. John Edwards and star pitcher Roger Clemens lied about the wrong things to the wrong people. But they’re both publicly dead and gone no matter the verdict. They’ll do the perp walk anyway.

Under orders to serve on a jury, sleeplessness is not entirely voluntarily...."
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