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foreman

the principal juror, male or female, who presides at the deliberations of a jury.
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(21) The defendant moved to dismiss the capital and first-degree murder charges under double jeopardy, citing the forewoman's report that the jurors had voted unanimously against guilt on these offenses.
"Did I fill it out wrong?" the jury forewoman asked from her seat, and indeed she had, leaving the people in the courtroom to wait a few minutes longer, while the jury returned to their room to correct the mistake.
"The record suggests that the jury was at an impasse after deliberating for a very long time, and that [the forewoman's comments] broke the impasse," said Donald Horgan, a San Francisco attorney who represented Grotemeyer in his appeal.
Olga Louzgina, as Martje's Russian forewoman Galina, is the picture of a steadfast, tough colleague, and special mention should be made of the remarkable Akinshina, who again seems to completely in habit her complex character in a noteworthy way for someone only 16.
why they should not be found in contempt of court for publishing the jury forewoman's name after the trial.
Jury forewoman Amy Richard said the decision to award $139 million was unanimous.
"Death could not come out of her mouth." The jury forewoman on a capital murder trial said this of a fellow juror who believed the defendant deserved to die, yet couldn't vote for death.
"I think deciding the economic damages were fairly easy," said jury forewoman Paula Brown, according to the Examiner.
The forewoman of the grand jury, Hitchens avers, "admonished [Blumenthal] in the strongest terms at the end of his subsequent appearance, expressing the anger of her fellows at the misrepresentation he had offered to the cameras."
The New York Times reporting the conviction of John Gotti on murder and racketeering charges in April had the verdict reported by a jury forewoman.
But asked by the judge if there was a reasonable prospect of a majority agreeing a verdict, the jury's forewoman replied: "No".
Yesterday, the jury forewoman asked Mr Justice Paul McDermott at the Central Criminal Court for a larger screen to view video evidence in the trial.