Question of the Week

What's the Most Outrageous Juror Conduct You've Seen?

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In Australia this week, a judge stopped a drug conspiracy trial that had already gone on for 66 days after the jury foreman admitted that he and three or four other jurors had been playing Sudoku for up to half of their time in the box.

So now we’re wondering what kind of bad behavior is going on in courtrooms in this hemisphere. What’s the most outrageous juror conduct you’ve seen? Or the wildest excuse you’ve heard from a potential juror in voir dire?

Answer in the comments below.

Read last week’s answers about over-the-top summer activities.

Our favorite answer from last week:

Posted by “Andy the Lawyer”: “I won’t name the firm, but summer associates who accept fulltime jobs after graduation get a free tattoo of the firm’s logo—choice of bicep or small of the back.”

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