This is where we give up faith in the criminal justice system, or fight the urge to gag. A female alternate juror has been batting her eyes at John Edwards in recent days, ABC News reports, and, naturally, Edwards has been shooting her coy looks across the courtroom in return. The young woman is one of four alternate jurors who have been making a scene in court, showing up in matching shirts to distinguish themselves from the 12 other jurors who have also heard all evidence in Edwards’ case for nearly a month. But for the last five days, the alternates have been sent to a holding room while the others deliberate Edwards’ felony charges, apparently seeing their dismissing as an excuse to clown around. Edwards’ attorneys are also getting a kick out of the obvious flirtation between the juror and their client.
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