No News on Jackson
Still awaiting a verdict. I've already gone on record (I believe) as saying that I think it's going to be a not guilty. I'll say it again. One thought around my office was whether this may be a hang, and this certainly seems like the type of case that would normally hang. However, I was thinking about it, you rarely see high profile case hang. In the office we were trying to talk about situations where high profile cases hung, and we only came up with a couple. The first Menendez case hung, but later resulted in a conviction. That case had nothing of a profile like the criminal trials of the mid-90's through now, and it only hung between degrees of murder and manslaughter, which is different than disagreeing over the basic facts of what happened. I think that one of the recent high profile corporate fraud cases hung as well, which one escapes me at this time. But, essentially, it is much more rare for high profile cases to hang as compared to the run of the mill cases.
I'm curious about everyone's prediction, post a comment and let me know. Go on the record so you can't try and say "I told you so" later.