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A few random excerpts from the Harper transcript
he court:  Juror Number 47, please come up.

juror no. 47: He's the most hated man in America. In my opinion, he equates with Bernie Madoff with the drugs for pregnant women going from $15 to $750. My parents are in their eighties. They're struggling to pay for their medication. My mother was telling me yesterday how my father's cancer drug is $9,000 a month.

the court: The case is going to come before you on evidence that you must consider fairly and with an open mind.

juror no. 47: I would find that difficult.

the court: And that's based on your parents' experience with medication?

juror no. 47: It's based on people working very hard for their money. He defrauded his company and his investors, and that's not right.

the court: Ma'am, we're going to excuse you


juror no. 52: When I walked in here today I looked at him, and in my head, that's a snake -- not knowing who he was. I just walked in and looked right at him and that's a snake.

brafman: So much for the presumption of innocence.

the court: We will excuse Juror Number 52.


The court: Juror Number 10, please come forward.

juror no. 10: The only thing I'd be impartial about is what prison this guy goes to.

the court: Okay. We will excuse you.


juror no. 59: Your Honor, totally he is guilty and in no way can I let him slide out of anything because --

the court: Okay. Is that your attitude toward anyone charged with a crime who has not been proven guilty?

juror no. 59: It's my attitude toward his entire demeanor, what he has done to people.

the court: All right. We are going to excuse you, sir.

juror no. 59: And he disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 at 08:17:10 PM EST
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This item appeared in a Metafilter thread. I noted with interest, commenters were uncertain that the transcript of court proceedings published Harper's magazine were accurate representations of verbal com, because.

Doubt implies the general population has no fucking clue what skill stenography entails, every court and every atty administering a deposition records communications, that court proceedings are published, that one may obtain published US court proceeding (@PACER).

Rather than, say, interpret MSM interpretation of court proceedings.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 at 08:49:29 PM EST
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Damn, I'd just lie just so I can have a chance on the death sentence. "No, never heard of him"

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 24th, 2017 at 02:11:49 PM EST
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