Black Watch: Today’s Top Stories
This morning, it was the same old same old. Speculation abounds: there’s the one-angry-white-guy theory (a male juror who always looks peeved getting on the elevator) and the black solidarity theory (if the three black female jurors stick together, His Lordship is going down or getting off, depending on which side you’re on), and journos argue strategies for the next trial, should there be one. The Toronto Sun‘s Joe Warmington pointed out this morning that one of the jurors knelt down and tied her shoelace before getting on the elevator. “Who knows what it means?” he asks. Joe, a lonely nation turns its eyes to you. On a more serious note, the Law Blog on The Wall Street Journal’s Web site gives the best summary to date as to what the jury’s note might indicate and what it implies for the verdict.