Trials & Litigation

News Flash from John Edwards Trial: Color-Coordinated Alternate Jurors Don't Have to Attend


After a month of trial and more than a week of jury deliberation in the political corruption trial of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, there’s still no sign of a verdict.

But there is one significant new development in the federal case against the former Democratic presidential candidate, reports ABC News: Four alternate jurors who have become known for wearing color-coordinated outfits to the Greensboro, N.C., courtroom in which it is being tried no longer have to attend on a daily basis.

“We will miss your cheerful faces,” U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles told the four on Wednesday. “And we will regret not knowing the color for tomorrow.”

The Los Angeles Times and Politico also have stories about the status of the trial.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Would Ruling in Citizens United Have Rescued John Edwards from a Criminal Trial?”

ABAJournal.com: “Some Jurors in John Edwards’ Trial—and the Defendant Himself—Sport Red Attire”

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