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“Don’t get to the point, judge, where you feel you must prove something here,” said Mike DeGeurin, counsel for Lea Fastow. But U.S. District Judge David Hittner was in no mood for advice as he rejected the former Enron employee’s offer to spend five months in prison on tax charges. Since Fastow quickly withdrew her plea, the case will go to trial, with jury selection beginning June 2 … The odds of a case reaching the Canadian Supreme Court have become “daunting,” notes Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Last year, the court heard just 11 percent of submitted cases — nearly an all-time low and close to half the percentage heard in 1990. International reality check: The U.S. Supreme Court decided on just 1 percent of cases filed in its last full term. That’s 84 decisions (about the same as in Canada) from an astounding 8,394 cases filed. Incidentally, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would release audiotapes immediately after arguments in upcoming terrorism cases (arguments beginning April 20), as well as in In re Cheney (arguments April 27) … A juror’s Internet search unraveled an Oregon man’s manslaughter conviction for killing his child. Judge Terry Leggers declared a mistrial this week after a juror informed him that another juror had gone online for more information. The state plans to retry … While that juror saw too much, Australian juries may soon include people who cannot see at all. The Law Reform Commission of New South Wales is mulling whether to include blind and deaf jurors. Commissioner Michael Tilbury says his group is weighing defendants’ rights to a fair trial against disabled persons’ rights to participate fully in society. One potential plus: Deaf and blind persons may concentrate better than ordinary jurors. – Lori Patel

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