Judge declares mistrial in Menendez prosecution. Amazing 18 counts and the deadlocked on all of them? We smell a bribe.

The bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked on corruption charges against the lawmaker and a wealthy Florida eye doctor.

“We cannot reach a unanimous decision,’’ the jury said in a note just before lunch on Thursday. “Nor are we willing to move away from our strong convictions.”

“We cannot reach a unanimous decision,’’ the jury said in a note just before lunch on Thursday. “Nor are we willing to move away from our strong convictions.”

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MGAP
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They need to change the jury selection process in this country. It needs to be a random drawing from the jury pool and start the trial. Wealthy or influential people can essentially purchase a jury that will rule in their favor with our current system.

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Big shocker.

MGAP
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MGAP

Not surprised here. Justice is dead in the USA.

JPTravis
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I don’t get it. I thought only capital crimes needed a unanimous decision. Or is that something that differs among states?

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Federal courts require unanimous decisions for criminal and civil cases. State courts can vary.

http://litigation.findlaw.com/legal-system/must-all-jury-verdicts-be-unanimous.html