A Jury of His Pears

No, that’s not a typo in the title. I’m paying homage to the Fresno Bee’s latest story about “juror misconduct.”

Frankly, I’m grateful that Pablo Lopez is a Fresno Bee reporter, and not a judge, lawyer, or juror on any of the cases about which he reports.

(Update 2015: The Fresno Bee frequently “disappears” stories. Some can be found in the Wayback Machine. Most cannot. Some of the links from this story have failed, and have been removed.)

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Judge Oppliger: Living the Nightmare

I struggled, picking the title for this article, briefly considering “Much Ado About Nothing.”  Then I decided to play off a quote from the story itself.

But before I start, I want to offer a shout-out to a new blogger. So far as I know, he becomes the second law-focused blogger (after me) in Fresno.  (If anyone knows others, drop me their info and I may add them to my list.)  Terry stopped me on the way out of court today, although he got my name slightly wrong: he called me “Blogmeister.”  He said he wanted to start a blog, but wasn’t sure what to write about.  We talked awhile and I gave him a suggestion, saying I was planning to write about it also, and encouraged him to join the party.  Here’s the post he wrote after we talked.

Welcome, Terry!

With that out of the way, what follows is my riff on the story.

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