Ex-Rep. Argues Faith-Led Juror Shouldn't Have Been Axed

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 4:18 PM EST) -- An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown urged the full Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to reverse the removal of a juror who believed the Holy Spirit told him the ex-Florida congresswoman was innocent of corruption charges, arguing that leaving the decision in place would set a precedent that would bar many religious citizens from sitting on juries.

In a hearing before the en banc court, attorney Paul Clement, representing Brown, said the dismissed juror's explanation that he had been told by the Holy Spirit that Brown was innocent is no different from the guidance other jurors regularly seek from a...

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