I think in several cases they dismissed perfectly good candidates (if even to be alternates) based on their shoddy questioning.
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A question: Do I understand correctly that tomorrow the state and the defense will use their strikes to eliminate those they don't want - out of the 17 prospective jurors we now have? Then, those left will be sworn, sequestered, and sent by bus to Orlando? And, that the remainder of the day will be devoted to selecting more jurors to make up the alternates?
see you guys in the morning... (i have a few nights off thank god so don't have to go sleep deprived LOL)
I am VERY looking forward to the process tomorrow...
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I am confused as to why so many factors are up the judge in a DP case; why isn't there a required # of alternates in a DP case? And a precise way of handling jury selection? I don't like the fact that his making it up as he goes along could come back in appeal issues and don't understand why this process is not all set out in law. This is Florida after all, they are pretty used to DP cases.
Just my opinion, of course.
.............Any man's death diminishes me because I am
involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee. . . .
from Meditation 17
by John Donne
I think it is law cluciano.. he has been citing it since day one... including the alternate method he is using.. as well as each time he objects to a motion for cause...
I personally am not worried about it.. just moo..
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This whole Casey/DT "dance" we've been observing has been niggling at my brain. Today I finally figured out what it all reminds me of: A rich bridezilla treating her poor-relation bridesmaids like lowly servants. Well, methinks the bridesmaids are about ready to hike up their poofy skirts and run for the hills. But this is always Casey's MO: Be it her grandparents, her friends, her brother, her parents OR her attorneys, Casey bites the hands that feed her.
I think the process is provided for in the Florida laws. There are basically two methods of selecting juries. He is using one of the methods. I think he is following the rules.
I don't understand the victim impact statement. The DT makes a point of talking about it and how it is so emotional, but the jury cannot use it in their decision. Then what is the point of giving it? And who exactly do they think will give the statement? Someone from WS?
No doubt Judge Perry knows Florida law like the back of his hand. He is, after all, the chief judge (for the 7th term) in the Ninth Judicial Circuit which serves Orange and Osceola counties. I have no doubt whatsoever that Judge Perry's decisions will not be appealed, he is just that thorough. I have the utmost respect for the man and am very pleased that he was chosen to preside over this case.
Good point Strawberry, usually the victim impact statements is reserved for a surviving family member to finally get to speak of their loss, anger, frustration in order to have some semblance of closure.
Who is there to actually speak for Caylee when we know full well that the grandparents have made it clear by actions and testimony that they are more concerned over ICA then Caylee.
That child has nobody to stand up in court to give that impact statement except for the SA, or Ws'ers
I, too, saw the show this evening that showed the courtroom in Orlando and they were going through all the new technology. One thing that stood out to me was that the emphasized the monitors throughout the courtroom and said that spectators and media would be seeing everything that the jury sees on the monitors. So then I wondered if they will show Caylee's remains. On the one hand, I would like Casey to see them so we can see her reaction. On the other hand, I feel Casey saw Caylee at her worst (decomposing) and maybe seeing skeletal remains will elicit nothing.
The "mercy" question totally confused everyone asked as well. They may have well stated, "if we give you a really compelling sob-story about really horrible abuse, would you be willing to consider leniency?". An impossible question to answer without facts imo.