Senator Menendez Juror Asks Trial Judge: ‘What Is a Senator?’

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Date: November 7th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

trialOn their first full day of jury deliberations at the bribery trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a juror asked the judge a basic question: What is a senator?

U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to answer the question, and he refused that juror’s request for a transcript of Monday’s closing argument by Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell.

The panel had returned to the Newark federal courthouse Tuesday, after spending about 75 minutes deliberating the day before following summations by Lowell and a rebuttal argument by a prosecutor.

Walls told jurors that they should rely on their individual and collective memories to determine how to define a senator and what was in the transcript.  More

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