Skip to comments.Judge Delays Release of Casey Anthony Juror Names
Posted on 07/27/2011 6:14:28 AM PDT by truthkeeper
ORLANDO, Fla. The names of jurors who served during Casey Anthonys first-degree murder trial will remain secret until October, according to a ruling Tuesday by Chief Judge Belvin Perry.
Ordinarily, juror names become public in Florida once a verdict is rendered.
Perrys 12-page ruling said the names of 14 of the 17 jurors will remain private until Oct. 25. Several jurors already have stepped forward and spoken to the media, at least one under condition of anonymity.
In June, Perry entered an order barring the release of the jurors names "until further order of this court."
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This post will kick off our weekly Crime, Law, and Justice thread. I apologize for being late with it, I have been buried with work.
Looks like the Anthony jurors are off the hook for now and won't have their names revealed. I get the sense from the article that privacy issues in this regard may be examined as well. What say you all?
I will go and retrieve the ping list and see you later.
P.S. On a related note, our FReeper Palladin has recommended a John Grisham book, "The Runaway Jury." I will put it on my reading list. Open for discussion too.
Morning FRiends. Missed ya!
I still think they’re all idiots.
I wonder if anyone else cringes whenever they see a Casey Anthony story on television now that Caylee was, IMO, denied justice? I almost can't turn the channel fast enough.
This article focuses on legal protocol so I got past my revulsion and posted it.
Casey Anthony makes me sick to my stomach. Justice for Caylee was truly denied. Casey Anthony will get hers.
Maybe he should just release the names of the ones already out there in the media. Or ask individually if anyone objects to their name being released. Here’s hoping CA’s world has become the hell she inflicted on everyone that knew her.
At least one day she will have to answer to a higher authority, one who will NOT be fooled.
I did notice one of the alternate juror’s full name was revealed in the article. He mentioned that the jurors don’t want each other talking to the media.
Yay and Hello.
I think this is a good idea, at least a temporary hold, because of the fear. There are crazies out there.
Exactly. Unfortunately there are those of us on earth who want justice meted out now. Patience my pretties. It’s coming.
I don’t have a TV so I don’t have to worry about seeing Casey’s face but I’m still angry every time I think about it.
He (Judge Perry) specifically called for the state Legislature to consider whether an exemption "barring release of jurors names, albeit limited to specific, rare cases, is needed in order to protect the safety and well-being of those citizens willing to serve."
Court administration for the Ninth Circuit or the Pinellas County Clerk of Court may upon request release the names of the 14 seated jurors who have not already voluntarily released their names on or after Oct. 25, the order states.
First, I will say that I disagree with the jury. However, I truly don’t understand why it is necessary to publish the names of the jury. Why? I have served on juries before and felt comfortable in doing so. If I was going to be possibly selected for a high interest case or one involving murder, organized crime, etc... I would honestly say that I would not want to serve if my name was later published. I wouldn’t want my family brought into it and I would worry about their safety as well. Those staying within the pool of possible jurors either want the media attention/focus/etc... and this reduces the number of potential jurors IMHO. Just a thought.
Thank you, truthkeeper! You’re a doll for the link.
No prob. I hope we can learn things here...I learned something today.
I don't understand your comment. Are you saying you want vigilante punishment meted out to the jurors?
No, not at all. I don’t believe in vigilantism. But I do understand that there are some do.
I disagree with the exemption, as it is difficult to prove to a legal standard that the jurors WOULD be harmed if their names were released at the later date, so a permanent exemption is not a good idea.
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