On December 20, the firm wrote to the seed manager, Nafed, that despite completing all formalities it had not been issued empanelment
Briddon's family made any effort to enter the courtroom after empanelment began.
Briddon that any member of his family was refused entry to the courtroom when the jury empanelment concluded the next day.
Briddon's assertion that he saw a sign on the courtroom door, after trial testimony had begun, stating that the room was closed for jury empanelment.
The SJC found on appeal that there was a "partial" closure of the courtroom during the jury empanelment phase of Mr.
Although the record in this case offers evidence of a number of reasons to effect a partial closure during parts of the empanelment, ultimately, it does not allow us to glean sufficient support for the extensive closure that occurred," Judge Botsford wrote.
We recognize that in courthouses across the commonwealth, insufficient space may well provide a valid reason for the exclusion of the public during at least some part of jury empanelment proceedings, because the number of prospective jurors in the venire are likely to fill all or almost all of the available seats.
Empanelment should be considered not as a reflection of the intrinsic merit or otherwise of an officer but the suitability of an officer to occupy senior levels in the central government," the guidelines say.
The empanelment process is slated to be linked directly to the annual confidential reports ( ACRs) of officers who want to serve as joint secretaries.
In general, an officer's ACRs over 10 consecutive years constitute the main assessing ground for his or empanelment as a joint secretary.