Friday, April 11, 2008

Lisa S. or L. Simpson?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an odd view of anonymity:
"In my opinion, the plan, the scheme was the problem for me personally," said the jury foreman, who requested anonymity in light of the judge's request that jurors not yet speak publicly.

I presume the foreman's identity was public knowledge -- certainly at least to the judge who gave the gag order in the first place.

The case he's taking about, incidentally, is interesting too -- sadly, it might be yet another case of a politicized prosecution by the Bush Justice Department.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does the judge necessarily know the identity of the foreman before the jury returns from its deliberations?