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    Change of Venue

    I thought JP seemed disinclined to consider Miami/Dade area. He kept asking about other jurisdictions. I have a feeling he does not want to go down to South Florida.

    I thought I heard him say that the jury would be 'brought' in for the trial and go 'back' or home at night. that would rule out Miami/Dade completely, as the commute time would be way too long.

    Did anyone else hear that? Or did you all think he meant something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macushla View Post
    I thought JP seemed disinclined to consider Miami/Dade area. He kept asking about other jurisdictions. I have a feeling he does not want to go down to South Florida.

    I thought I heard him say that the jury would be 'brought' in for the trial and go 'back' or home at night. that would rule out Miami/Dade completely, as the commute time would be way too long.

    Did anyone else hear that? Or did you all think he meant something else?
    Seems to me that Miami Dade would not fit the criteria, population-wise and demographic-wise.

    It did seem like he said something about them going home at night, maybe he meant on the weekends? Will have to go back and listen.
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    I did hear him say the jurors would commute back to their original counties?? Sounds like he is considering Hillsborough/ Tampa area?

    I don't understand why JB has his heart set on Miami/Dade. There are plenty of counties in the Southern part of Florida besides Miami/Dade where they could find a jury. Broward, Monroe, Collier, Lee, Palm Beach. I would probably take Lee County out of the mix simply because George's family lives there (Fort Myers, Bonita Springs).

    The closest surrounding counties around Orange County appear to be Osceola, Volusia, Lake, Seminole, Brevard and Polk? So maybe Hillsborough isn't in the mix? Who knows? I feel bad for anyone who is going to have to be a juror on this trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macushla View Post
    I thought JP seemed disinclined to consider Miami/Dade area. He kept asking about other jurisdictions. I have a feeling he does not want to go down to South Florida.

    I thought I heard him say that the jury would be 'brought' in for the trial and go 'back' or home at night. that would rule out Miami/Dade completely, as the commute time would be way too long.

    Did anyone else hear that? Or did you all think he meant something else?
    i heard what you heard. perhaps brevard county or lake county. lake has lots of retired people as well as medical field people. perfect jurors. i doubt they would go to sarasota or too far. money is issue too and time. can you tell me how a juror can be on case for months with no income to pay bills. i know they may have spouses but still some may not . still a loss of paycheck. do they get just pennys perday?? also musikman have i ever met you in court hearings? not sure if your a guy or girl? i thought i met most . you can reply in pm is you wish - just curious as i am friendly and talk to everyone i think-lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macushla View Post
    I thought JP seemed disinclined to consider Miami/Dade area. He kept asking about other jurisdictions. I have a feeling he does not want to go down to South Florida.

    I thought I heard him say that the jury would be 'brought' in for the trial and go 'back' or home at night. that would rule out Miami/Dade completely, as the commute time would be way too long.

    Did anyone else hear that? Or did you all think he meant something else?
    I thought the same. Am I correct that Miami is a 5-hr. drive from Orlando. IMO, JP will not pick the M/D area. I think he will pick an area much closer to Orlando.

    I did not hear him say that. However, I watched the hearing on Tru so I may have missed that part when they switched to a commercial.

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    I found it odd that the Judge stated that the Jurors would go back and forth during this trial. Closest jury pool could be:

    All approximate times:

    Hillsborough County - 1 1/2 hours away
    Manatee County - 2 hours
    St. Petersburg - 2 hours
    Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) - 3 1/2 hours
    Lake County (Mt Dora) ~1 hour
    Tallahassee 4 hours
    Miami - 4 hours

    One accident on the major highway and the bus could sit for hours. The jurors would have to be up very early to make a 2 hours trip and then sit 8 hours "ALERT and AWAKE" and then travel back. They will be worn out within the first week.
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    I'm in Brevard County and it takes me just a little over an hour to get to the courthouse in Orlando.
    I must admit though, I'd be surprised if the jury was picked from my county, as we've been saturated with coverage of this case.

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    Seminole, Volusia, Brevard, Lake, Osceola - these are the closest counties but most of them look to Orlando for news, etc. I was wondering about the Tampa area - that would be Hillsborough. I live in Seminole and know that it will not be chosen, way too close to Orlando and we get all our news from Orlando stations.

    I think the Judge will look west or north, not south for a new venue.
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    I am in Manatee County and we DO NOT get much coverage here at all. Maybe a snip of recent court hearings but we get no on going media coverage here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty G View Post
    I found it odd that the Judge stated that the Jurors would go back and forth during this trial. Closest jury pool could be:

    All approximate times:

    Hillsborough County - 1 1/2 hours away
    Manatee County - 2 hours
    St. Petersburg - 2 hours
    Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) - 3 1/2 hours
    Lake County (Mt Dora) ~1 hour
    Tallahassee 4 hours
    Miami - 4 hours

    One accident on the major highway and the bus could sit for hours. The jurors would have to be up very early to make a 2 hours trip and then sit 8 hours "ALERT and AWAKE" and then travel back. They will be worn out within the first week.
    That's true. However, If he picks a city any closer,they might as well pick a Jury from Orlando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macushla View Post
    Seminole, Volusia, Brevard, Lake, Osceola - these are the closest counties but most of them look to Orlando for news, etc. I was wondering about the Tampa area - that would be Hillsborough. I live in Seminole and know that it will not be chosen, way too close to Orlando and we get all our news from Orlando stations.

    I think the Judge will look west or north, not south for a new venue.
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    Here is the statute that they were arguing.

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/ind...n%2003#0910.03
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    I think he's looking for a mostly Spanish jury. He didn't remember to mention Adam Walsh who was the main reason why we have the NCMEC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legalmania View Post
    I think he's looking for a mostly Spanish jury. He didn't remember to mention Adam Walsh who was the main reason why we have the NCMEC.

    I think that is a big part of it to. The further North you go the less Hispanic the population gets.

    JB knows MANY MANY people in the court system in South Florida.....just saying.

    He has claimed on TV on more than one occasion, that he thought the reason that he was being treated poorly in the media was because of racial bias against Latinos, AL likes to argue race and gender in DP motions.

    Once again Saran Wrap.
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