Ex-Fla. Rep. Gets New Trial After Removal Of Faith-Led Juror

Law360 (May 6, 2021, 10:45 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit ordered a new trial Thursday for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, ruling that the trial court had improperly removed a juror who believed the Holy Spirit had told him the ex-Florida congresswoman was innocent of corruption charges.

In a 7-4 en banc decision, the majority said the evidence did not show beyond a reasonable doubt — which the court said is the standard for removing a deliberating juror — that Juror No. 13 was incapable of making a decision based on the evidence presented at trial just because he initially told fellow jurors that the Holy Spirit had...

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