Menendez Defense Objects To Judge's Instruction To Jury

Law360, Newark (November 14, 2017, 10:33 PM EST) -- Defense counsel challenged Tuesday how a New Jersey federal judge deviated from a model instruction in telling jurors to continue deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez and a Florida ophthalmologist, but the jurist said he is not bound by the model charge.

After jurors said Monday afternoon that they were deadlocked on all charges, U.S. District Judge William H. Walls indicated Tuesday he would use the model instruction, which was printed out and handed to defense counsel and prosecutors before jurors entered the...
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