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Juror who showed up drunk in court wins appeal of jail term

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A Florida man who showed up drunk for jury selection shouldn’t have been sent to jail for it, the state’s supreme court ruled Thursday. The Florida Supreme Court found that Noel Plank of Tallahassee should not have been found guilty of direct criminal contempt by a judge in Leon County Court because some of his questionable conduct happened outside of the court and not in direct view of the judge. The court has ordered that Florida’s First District Court of…

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