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 flatly rejected the state prosecutor's argument that selecting a Deaf juror will be somewhat be biased in this particular case. The judge 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.