Daily Archives: December 22, 2008

Two jurors sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Okay so it wasn’t so much a tree as it was a hotel room and they weren’t kissing but rather “doin’ it”. Apparently, during the trial of Roberto Dunn, two jurors were “deliberating each other” (euphemisms solely mine) and two deputies who were charged with guarding the jurors were also “taking sexual liberties” (that’s a quote).

The strange part of the story is that this trial was in 2000 and the allegations were made by a fellow juror in a letter sent to the judge shortly after the trial. Dunn’s lawyers allegedly put the under seal and “didn’t do enough” to get a new trial. Now, Dunn’s new lawyer is seeking a new trial for him.

The Importance of Being Gideon (updated)


Gideon gleefully accepting the award

Congrats to Gideon for being named by the CT Law Tribune one of the dozen who made a difference in 2008!  The article (“An Anonymous Voice With An Attitude”) isn’t up on the Trib’s website yet, but I will link to it when it becomes available online.  Gideon discusses the benefit of blogging, the success of apublicdefender.com, and the difficult task of remaining anonymous.

You definitely deserve the accolades, Gid!  Thanks for your hard work and dedication.  We are all better lawyers because of it!

[Edit: Hello, Gideon here. Welcome to all the Law Trib readers. If you’re new, stick around and read some of the posts. Take the poll and let us know what you are! If you’re not new here, then, well…why aren’t you commenting? Anyway, readers old and new, leave a comment and start a discussion! If you know what an RSS reader is, subscribe to the feed, or else sign up for e-mail updates over there to the right. Some videos for your enjoyment after the jump. See, we’re a full service blog.]

Monday Evening Meltdown

I wish the snow would melt, but doesn’t look like it’s going to happen for another two days or so. That means Gideon is lethargic and when Gideon is lethargic, Gideon makes lists.

Here, enjoy these fine posts from around the blogosphere: