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    2009.5.04 Change of Venue and tainting the Jury Pool

    According to the link below, the Casey Anthony defense team is planning on filing for a change of venue on Monday, May 4, 2009.

    Usually, when a change of venue is requested it's to take the case to another jurisdiction in which the jury pool hasn't heard too much pre-trial publicity about the case.

    It's my opinion that there's been so much publicity, not just in Orange County, but throughout the state of Florida and nationwide, that a change of venue won't find a jury pool that hasn't been exposed to detailed media reports of the case.

    Do you think a change of venue is required for this case, and do you think the request will be granted?




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    HEE-HEE:
    "But publicity alone does not require Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland to relocate the trial or decide to select jurors from another part of the state. Prosecutors could also oppose the motion."
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    I don't think a change of venue will do a dang bit of good.
    But, let Baez do what Baez does best.
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    I don't think it is going to matter where this trial is held because of all of the publicity. No matter what county they go to, the result is going to be the same, most likely. It will be very interesting to see how the judge rules on this one.




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    I too, don't think its going to matter where her trial is.
    No matter where she goes to trial, she will be found guilty.


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    Ummm...not unless they could take it to another country!

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    If a change of venue is granted, it will cost the state a fortune! If moved out of central Florida to either northern or southern Florida, the state will have to pay transportation costs, and the cost of hotel accommodations for each witness that testifies.

    A change of venue will also likely delay the trial, as the jurisdiction to which the trial is moved to will have to accommodate it into their trial schedule, which may already be full.
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    I think a change of venue will definitely be granted. Seems like too little too late though. I'm sure there are plenty of people even in Florida who haven't paid much attention to this case. Those people ARE out there.

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    Considering that JB himself opposed the gag order and has been hitting the talk shows himself, I think he has alot of nerve and should be told to stuff it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfromcanada View Post
    Considering that JB himself opposed the gag order and has been hitting the talk shows himself, I think he has alot of nerve and should be told to stuff it.
    Too funny! Yes...and IMO with internet and media in ALL areas of our lives...the days of requiring a juror to have heard nothing of any case is OVAH


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    It will be just as bad no matter where they go. Once the media finds out where they are being move to then they will follow. Can't get away far e-nuff. May as well stay there and shut up about it. His poor me---my poor client is really gittin old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAMABEAR View Post
    HEE-HEE:
    "But publicity alone does not require Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland to relocate the trial or decide to select jurors from another part of the state. Prosecutors could also oppose the motion."
    Agreed. And it also doesn't help when you're on HLN every night (Nancy Grace, Good Morning America, etc). It's a high profile case in San Diego -- where does he want to have this trial...on the moon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfromcanada View Post
    Considering that JB himself opposed the gag order and has been hitting the talk shows himself, I think he has alot of nerve and should be told to stuff it.

    OMG I just realized that. HE is one of the main reasons for the supposed need for the change of venue. The pros has kept their mouths shut - why can't he? He's feeding the problem not helping it.

    Thanks for the wisdom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leila View Post
    If a change of venue is granted, it will cost the state a fortune! If moved out of central Florida to either northern or southern Florida, the state will have to pay transportation costs, and the cost of hotel accommodations for each witness that testifies.

    A change of venue will also likely delay the trial, as the jurisdiction to which the trial is moved to will have to accommodate it into their trial schedule, which may already be full.
    Wouldn't it be way easier and less expensive to just select a jury in another county or area of FL, and bus the jury in for the length of the trial? I assume this jury will be sequestered no matter where it's held, so the only out-of-area expenses would be when picking the jury.

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    I think they will grant it. One less item to be used for an post-conviction appeal / re-trial...

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