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Old 08-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #374
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Originally Posted by JoeD View Post

Are there any recordings or transcripts made of the deliberations? If not, I wonder if it'd be a good idea to do so and to provide those transcripts to the judge (perhaps anonymised) so they can verify their instructions have been followed. Or to the appeals judge? Although, I've probably overlooked something and that there's sound reasons for why no transcripts/recordings are made (assuming they aren't')
Jury deliberations are not recorded. Here is one reason why stated by AG Brownell in 1955.

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We in the Department of Justice [Brownell had said on Oct. 5] are unequivocally opposed to any recording or eavesdropping on the deliberations of a jury under any conditions regardless of the purpose. Such practices, however well intentioned, obviously and inevitably stifle the discussion and free exchange of ideas between jurors. They tend to destroy the very basis for common judgment among the jurors, upon which the institution of trial by jury is based…
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