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Written by Roy Black

We were pleased to make the Southern District of Florida Blogspot today.   Check out other news articles about the Mary Estelle Curran case here.

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  1. May 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The jury system is breaking down as a result of the economic struggles we have recently experienced. Juror Denis Demartin attempted to parlay an opportunity to sit on a jury into an income stream to augment his $1,300 monthly retirement income. Recently, a homeless juror in a federal case in Miami, fl approached the father of a defendant with a note and an offer to help with the case for a fee of $20,000. The system of jury by our peers does not contemplate the pressures potential jurors feel in passing up their perhaps one opportunity to make a buck of their juror service. A potential juror’s economic condition should be queried and made a determining factor as to how independent they will be from the immediate pressures of life. Broke people may not be positioned to objectively judge how non-broke people live.

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