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Anthony Judge Calls for Juror Privacy Act

July 28th, 2011 by flanews

The judge in the Casey Anthony case says the state doesnt offer enough protection for jurors.

Judge Blevins Perry is asking state lawmakers to pass a law to exempt the names of jurors in high profile cases from public records. First Amendment Foundation Director Jim Rhea (RAY) says the path Perry is starting down is a dangerous one.

If you dont know who the jurors are, you dont know their names and you cant figure out who they are, then you dont know the basis on which they make their decisions, what sort of biases theyve had or what sort of life experiences theyve had, said Rhea.

Perry is keeping the names of the jurors quiet until October. He says theyve been threatened by some who blame them for the not guilty verdict.

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