Very quietly (or at least as quietly as anything Mr. Black does) this past Friday Roy Black had a motion for a new trial granted for juror misconduct in the John Goodman DUI Manslaughter case in West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Post article is here.
Never at a loss for words, Mr. Black was quoted as saying thus:
"A juror who deceives to get on a jury in a high profile case for his own profit is a trial lawyer’s worst nightmare."
Actually, in our opinion a confession, DNA, a videotape and a Nun as a witness is a trial lawyer's worst nightmare. But we get his point.
Here's a good little list of why Miami is the weirdest city in the US.
What's the buzz about judges becoming more active in ordering defendants who are out on bond to submit to urine drug tests when they appear in court? Memo to the Judge(s): google "probable cause". Just a tip from your friendly neighborhood blogger.
Another week begins as the prospect of a long, hot summer becomes more and more a reality. But there's a few nice stops along the way, including the FACDL's 50th Anniversary banquet this Saturday. More on this later in week.
Until then, see you in court.