And finally… challenging juror



A retired judge has spoken of her disappointment after she didn’t make the cut as a prospective juror in a murder trial.

Geraldine S. Hines, 70, has worked as a defence lawyer for 46 years, helped establish New England’s first law firm run exclusively by non-white women, and served on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

But on Wednesday, prosecutors intervened to prevent Ms Hines from being selected as a juror in the murder trial of two men.

Ms Hines, identified in Suffolk Superior Court as Juror No. 67, told The Boston Globe: “I’m so disappointed. I’ve been waiting my whole life to be a juror in a criminal case.”

The prosecutor apologised to her outside of the courtroom.

Ms Hines said: “I don’t hold it against you - I really don’t.”

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