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"We find the defendant guilty on all charges, Your Honor. On the positive side, we really liked his openness and energy."
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'We find the defense and prosecution arguments totally confusing without a doubt.'
"Your Honor, we're going to go with the prosecution's spin."
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"Your Honor, on the first ballot the jury voted ten to two for conviction. For three emotionally charged hours, we discussed our points of difference. On the next ballot, it was seven to five for acquittal. Over the next several ballots, the vote seesawed back and forth. One juror became ill and was replaced by an alternate. By now, we had been in session for ten hours straight. Tempers were rising and some jurors were near the breaking point."
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'Your honor, we, the jury, are dreadlocked.'
'Your honor, we the jury need to pick up pants at the dry cleaners, eggs and milk at the...oops, wrong note!'
'We, the jury, concur with juror number seven.'
Workman lifting plasterboard.
'Is your verdict unanimous?'
'Your honor, the jury has dismissed themselves with their assurance that whatever I decide is fine with them.'
"I've watched you Bastable, you are domineering foul-mouthed and aggressive - how would you like to be foreman?"
Scaffolding being put together by glue.
"Well if you don't agree with my count, then you do it."
'We the jury find the defendant guilty on the first count, kinda sorta guilty on the second, and guilty as hell on the third.'
'Excuse me, juror #7. Do you mind if we continue?'
'Remind me to tell the crane driver to bring a flask tomorrow.'
"Don't tell me how to work safely! I've been at this job for five years!"
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"Guys, if you don't fill in your timesheets properly, we won't be able to plan future dam projects effectively..."
We really care!...
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"Considering I punch in and out for you half the time, Larry, I guess it's only fair I keep half your paycheck!"
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"We can't reach a verdict, your honor. Probably because none of us are even smart enough to get out of jury duty."
'We find the defendant to be dead meat.'
"Your honor, can we give a verdict different from the one that was leaked to the media?"