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Old 25th September, 2008, 08:31 PM
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Actually, I suspect the judge got told by someone associated with a higher court that he needed to declare a mistrial if he wanted to avoid the embarrassment of having the verdict thrown out on appeal. It's extraordinarily rare for a judge to declare a mistrial this long after the original trial, from what I understand.

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