Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lawyers' Lessened Free Speech Rights.

Again the New York Times runs an interesting and provocative article. Th is one concerns the rights of lawyers to speak their minds about their colleagues and judges before whom they appear. There is one discipline story that I find very interesting it is the story of the lawyer, who was not working as a lawyer, who sat on trial jury and after the verdict was in and the jury discharged wrote about his experiences on the jury. As far as I know there is nothing that prohibits a juror from voluntarily discussing his experiences as a juror. Why he would be disciplined for that is a bit beyond me. He can't do what any other trial juror can do voluntarily after discharge? That really bothers me. Such a rule seems like so much buffalo chips.

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