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← Texas man faces execution after jurors consult Bible to decide fate

Border Collie's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by Border Collie

There's a pretty large chance that many or most of the jurors were fundamentalist religious types anyway. Whether or not they consulted the Bible in the jury room, they'd probably consulted it many times before and probably when they went home at night. I pretty much agree with what is being said. I'm simply saying that it probably didn't make much difference either way. Along with a couple of murder trials of which I was in the potential jury pool, but wasn't selected, I sat on a six-person jury once in Fort Worth. They were the most ludicrous experiences of my life. The court system in Texas is so archaic, fossils have already formed. And, when the opposing attorneys are the most civilized and intelligent of the presiding officials, you know something's terribly wrong.

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:10:00 UTC | #406351