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Common Law: Outside the jury's presence

Beverly Mitchell went to trial this week accused of stealing an expensive piece of equipment from his former employer. But when the prosecutor asked the company’s human resources director why Mitchell no longer worked there, public defender Lacy Gilmour objected. Judge David Kaufman excused the jury, as happens frequently during trials for legal arguments. The judge had to decide if the jury needed to hear the answer.

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