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May 17, 2009


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Vickie Pynchon

. . . wait wait don't tell me . . . an exploding trust? no, it must be an instruction to a jury that breaks impasse (improperly?)

NY Law Guy

A more exciting way of referring to the "Allen Charge" where the judge tells a jury that claims to be deadlocked that it has to keep on working and try to reach a verdict. In New York criminal practice this charge is typically given to a jury before the judge considers a mistrial. It basically says: hey jury, do your job, otherwise we are going to have to do this whole thing over again - and the next jury won't be any smarter than you are.

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