John Edwards Trial Judge Pauses to Address "Juror Issue"
After a three day weekend, the jury is scheduled to begin a seventh day of deliberations in the trial of John Edwards. However, Judge Catherine Eagles indicated she will first resume her discussions with lawyers on both sides concerning a "juror issue."
Although she did not publicize the issue, the judge's closed door meeting with lawyers on Friday drew much speculation.
On Friday, an ABC News producer published a blog suggesting one of the female alternate jurors might be flirting with Edwards, exchanging smiles with him in court. But other journalists in the courtroom noted that Edwards, a skilled trial lawyer, attempts to smile and make eye contact with all the jurors and some return his glances.
All four alternate jurors started raising eyebrows late last week as they arrived in court wearing color-coordinated shirts. On Thursday, they wore yellow. On Friday, the fashion trend seemed to have spread to two of the main jurors, who joined the alternates in wearing red.
However, it's unclear that the disputed flirtations of a courtroom fashionista have anything to do with the "juror issue." More mundane possibilities include a scheduling conflict, as deliberations go into a seventh day.
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