2015-04-29

Mistrial


The judge  declared a mistrial in a case of an ASL interpreter, accused of murder, because there were no Deaf among the jury. It's a controversial decision in favor of the defense team who argued that his client has a right to an impartial jury of peers.  The Judge rejected the state prosecutor's argument that selecting a Deaf juror will be somewhat be biased in this particular case. The defense reaffirm the rights of the Deaf, under the Constitution, to serve on a jury. The ASL interpreter is now out on bail awaiting a new trail.

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