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    Scherer asks Miss Bristol to talk slower. “Don’t talk too fast, we have to be able to understand," Judge Scherer requests before asking, "So you said that the July, there’s dates in July that you’re not available? What are those dates?” Miss Bristol clarifies, "July 7th, July 4th, and July 18th." "And again, I need to figure out something. I have my sugar daddy that I see every day,” Bristol says, according to courtroom video. A befuddled Judge Scherer quizzically inquires, "I’m sorry?" Bristol reiterates, “My sugar daddy." Scherer, who is still befuddled, responds, “OK, I’m not exactly sure what you’re talking about." The potential juror explains, "I’m married, and I have my sugar daddy. I see him every day." The flummoxed Judge Scherer replies, "OK. All right. Ma’am, we’ll come back to you, OK? Thank you." Fox News reported that more than 120 of the first 160 possible juror candidates were dismissed by Judge Scherer, including Miss Bristol. A total of 12 jurors and eight alternatives will be selected. The jury will not decide whether...
    A prospective juror for the Parkland shooting trial cited obligations to her "sugar daddy" as an excuse to get out of jury duty. A stunned Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer was taken aback by a request from "Miss Bristol" to return to her unconventional familial obligations but ultimately dismissed her from the jury. "I have my sugar daddy that I see every day," she said nonchalantly. "I'm married, and I have my sugar daddy. I see him every day." JOE BIDEN WROTE COLLEGE RECOMMENDATION LETTER FOR SON OF HUNTER’S CHINESE BUSINESS PARTNER The juror also cited other personal obligations as cause for her dismissal, saying during the jury selection process Monday that July 2 is her birthday, July 4 is her son's, and July 18 is her other son's. Then she emphasized she has to "figure out something" in reference to her "sugar daddy." Befuddled, Scherer initially asked for clarification and then punted, "Ma'am, we'll come back to you, OK? Thank you." CANDY-COATED EXCUSE: Potential juror’s bizarre cover to avoid high-profile case involves seeing...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Kevin Garnett jersey retirement ceremony in Boston two weeks ago marked the end of a longtime grudge. On this special occasion, Garnett decided to bury the hatchet and show his love for former teammate Ray Allen, who hadn’t had the opportunity to speak with Garnett after leaving the Celtics for the Miami Heat in 2012. That reunion, though, ultimately led to Allen standing in a courtroom, receiving a stern talking-to from a Miami judge. READ MORE: Bruce Cassidy Offers Great Perspective On What Bruins' Win Over Lightning MeansThe Miami Herald reported that Allen had been selected as a juror in a trial in a case of a fatal carjacking. Allen had requested the court to postpone the start of the trial from March 14 to March 15, so that Allen could attend Garnett’s ceremony in Boston on March 13. The court accommodated this request …  but then Allen didn’t show up when the trial began on March 15. Allen was then orderd by the court to show cause why he should not face sanctions for not...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Kevin Garnett jersey retirement ceremony in Boston two weeks ago marked the end of a longtime grudge. On this special occasion, Garnett decided to bury the hatchet and show his love for former teammate Ray Allen, who hadn’t had the opportunity to speak with Garnett after leaving the Celtics for the Miami Heat in 2012. That reunion, though, ultimately led to Allen standing in a courtroom, receiving a stern talking-to from a Miami judge. READ MORE: Bruce Cassidy Offers Great Perspective On What Bruins' Win Over Lightning MeansThe Miami Herald reported that Allen had been selected as a juror in a trial in a case of a fatal carjacking. Allen had requested the court to postpone the start of the trial from March 14 to March 15, so that Allen could attend Garnett’s ceremony in Boston on March 13. The court accommodated this request …  but then Allen didn’t show up when the trial began on March 15. Allen was then orderd by the court to show cause why he should not face sanctions for not...
    NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen was ripped by a federal judge and fined Wednesday after failing to perform his civic responsibility and skipping jury duty. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ordered the 46-year-old basketball legend to pay $1,000 to charity and gave the two-time world champion a piece of her mind. "No man or woman is above performing that civic duty," her order stated. CAITLYN JENNER ARGUES LIA THOMAS IS NO CHAMPION The 10-time NBA All-Star was selected to serve as a juror in a fatal carjacking trial last week, according to a report. The trial was pushed back so Allen could attend former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett's jersey retirement ceremony, the report noted. The hall of famer's absence "was a complete misunderstanding," said William McCue, Allen's attorney. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The trial was carried out without Allen and the NBA star said he would make a donation to diabetes research, according to the report. News NBA Court Jury Duty Sports
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – After failing to show up for a trial after being picked as a juror, basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen got scolded by a Miami federal judge who ordered him to donate $1,000 to charity. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke told Allen, 46, during Wednesday’s hearing that he had disrespected the court by skipping out on jury service. Her order said, “no man or woman is above performing that civic duty.” READ MORE: Dog Owners Warned Of Highly Contagious Virus Spreading Across South FloridaAllen had been selected to serve last week as a juror in a fatal carjacking trial, but he did not appear even after Cooke delayed the trial a day so that he could attend the jersey retirement ceremony of former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett, according to the Miami Herald. Allen said little during the hearing. His attorney, William McCue, apologized to Cooke and said Allen’s absence “was a complete misunderstanding.” Allen said he would make his donation to diabetes research. READ MORE: Miami Proud: Miami's Brittany L. Smith Shines In Hit Netflix...
    MIAMI (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen got scolded by a federal judge and ordered to donate $1,000 to charity for failing to show up at a trial after being selected as a juror. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke told Allen, 46, during Wednesday’s hearing that he had disrespected the court by skipping out on jury service. Her order says “no man or woman is above performing that civic duty.” READ MORE: Oddsmakers Have Patriots As 10th-Best Team In AFC After Start Of Free AgencyAllen had been selected to serve last week as a juror in a fatal carjacking trial, but did not appear even after Cooke delayed the trial a day so that he could attend the jersey retirement ceremony of former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett, according to the Miami Herald. Allen said little during the hearing. His attorney, William McCue, apologized to Cooke and said Allen’s absence “was a complete misunderstanding.” Allen said he would make his donation to diabetes research. READ MORE: New England Is Well Represented In NCAA Hockey TournamentThe trial went on without...
    MIAMI (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen got scolded by a federal judge and ordered to donate $1,000 to charity for failing to show up at a trial after being selected as a juror. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke told Allen, 46, during Wednesday’s hearing that he had disrespected the court by skipping out on jury service. Her order says “no man or woman is above performing that civic duty.” Allen had been selected to serve last week as a juror in a fatal carjacking trial, but did not appear even after Cooke delayed the trial a day so that he could attend the jersey retirement ceremony of former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett, according to the Miami Herald. Allen said little during the hearing. His attorney, William McCue, apologized to Cooke and said Allen’s absence “was a complete misunderstanding.” Allen said he would make his donation to diabetes research. The trial went on without Allen and the defendant was convicted. Allen, now a coach at a Miami-area private school, played 1,300 NBA games...
    (CNN)It's been nearly two weeks since jury selection began in the trial of the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, and of the thousand people summoned for jury duty, less than half have turned up. Of the first batch of 600 people summoned when jury selection began on October 18, only 283 actually came, according to Ron Adams, the Clerk of Superior Court for Glynn County. Another 400 were summoned on Monday, but only about half that number appeared in person. No official reason has been given for the low turnout.The attorneys and the judge are trying to narrow down the number of potential jurors to a group of 64 before selecting the final 12 jurors and four alternates. But so far, only 47 prospective jurors have been deemed qualified to serve.Many who have been questioned about serving said they have already formed strong opinions about the case, know the defendants or are scared to sit.A timeline of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the case against 3 men accused of his murderThe three White men on trial --...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When Derek Chauvin goes on trial next week for the death of George Floyd next week, the first step will be jury selection. Jerry from Brooklyn Park has lived in Minnesota for decades but has never been summoned. He emailed WCCO wondering, how do you get picked for jury duty? Jeff Wagner spoke to retired Judge Kevin Burke, and learned it’s the luck of the draw. READ MORE: Where Does Minnesotas Power Come From? Burke spent decades on the bench. He says a computer program randomly selects the names of citizens who are 18 and older. You can opt out if you’re older than 70, and you can be excused if you’re under 18, no longer live in the county, have a severe disability or have served as a juror within the last four years. (credit: CBS) “I think the most I’ve seen is somebody who was on their third or their fourth time being a juror,” Burke said. READ MORE: What Car Advice Should You Follow? He says a summons can be delayed once for up...
    SAN JOSE — With strict COVID-19 stay-home orders now in effect, the Santa Clara County Superior Court has begun strictly limiting entries to its primary judicial buildings and will hold off starting trials until at least the new year, officials said. The suspension of jury empaneling means that any county resident who was scheduled to report for jury duty between now and the end of the December is no longer required to do so, though their service is not necessarily excused, but rather postponed. The court said there is one ongoing trial, involving a felony domestic violence case, that will be allowed to continue this month. It also means that jailed defendants could see more court delays in a year where cases often crawled through the system as the state courts scrambled to adjust to surges in the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions come into effect as the Bay Area and California continue to break infection records, which combined with grave concerns about the availability of intensive-care beds has spurred stay-home orders and indoor-capacity limits that had not been seen since...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster reported for jury duty Monday, declining a chance to be excused because of his age and position. The State reported that McMaster, 73, was simply known as Juror 312 during the screening process where potential jurors answered questions. “It’s your duty to serve on the jury, just like the judge said,” the governor told the newspaper, adding that the nation’s legal system could not work without jurors. Jurors were asked to introduce themselves by giving their name, occupation and occupation of their spouse. When McMaster’s number, 312, was called, he stood and said, “Henry McMaster, an attorney currently serving as governor. My wife, Peggy, is a property manager.” While he is part of the pool for several possible trials that could take place this week, it doesn’t mean that McMaster will eventually be picked for a jury. People age 65 or older don’t have to serve on a South Carolina jury if they don’t want to, but McMaster said he was willing to serve. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    'In an enclosed space, how safe are you? It just doesn't feel like a right time ... ' one prospective juror said. Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook's home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. Philbrook and his wife, Heather Schmidt, of Camarillo, California, have been trying to convince court officials that he should be excused from jury duty because her father lives with them. But court officials told him that is not a valid reason and he must appear in court early next month. "My main concern is you still have to go into a building, you still have to be around a set number of people," said Philbrook, 39, a marketing company editor. "In an enclosed space, how safe are you? It just doesn't feel like a right time still to be doing that kind of stuff on...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Beginning Wednesday, the City of Dallas Municipal Court is shutting down for several weeks. August 19 through September 15 the court, located at 2014 Main Street, will be closed for all court hearings, including walk-in court. The closure also includes criminal and civil hearings — such as pre-trial hearings, contested hearings, show cause hearings, etc. Anyone previously scheduled for a hearing during the closure will be notified by mail with a new date and time to appear. Trials and jury duty are postponed due to a Texas Supreme Court order stating that no jury proceedings, including jury selection or trials are allowed prior to October 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas Municipal Court is preparing to go 100% virtual when courts resume and reopen. If residents need in-person assistance, the Municipal Court Building will remain open and available to assist defendants and attorneys by answering questions, taking payments, setting up payment plans, and providing records and filings. Defendants interested in resolving their citation(s) without visiting municipal court, can do so online, by live chat or...
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