Chief U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish, who presided over United States v. Holy Land Foundation, et al., says he believes in the maxim "justice delayed is justice denied." But after the foreperson sent a note saying the jury had reached some unanimous decisions in the case, Fish made a choice to wait four days before reading a verdict. The plan, particularly in light of some jurors' change of heart about their decisions, and the mistrial that resulted last week, has prompted some criticism.
The Decision-Making Behind the Wait for the HLF Verdict
October 29, 2007