Chief U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish, who presided over United States v. Holy Land Foundation, et al. in Dallas, says he believes in the maxim “justice delayed is justice denied.” But after the foreperson sent out a note on Oct. 18 saying the 12-member jury had reached some unanimous decisions in the HLF case, Fish made a choice to wait four days before reading a verdict.

Fish, who was in Florida at a judicial conference, waited until Oct. 22 — after he’d returned from his trip — instead of relying upon another judge to take a verdict on Oct. 18.

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