Recently, an Associated Press (AP) poll claimed that the majority of economists believed the then-looming sequester would be disastrous for the US economy. Since I am working on a story that involves responsible journalism, I took it upon myself to call the AP in New York City to ask them which economists they polled and how many of them actually participated in this poll.
If you sat on a jury today in Pennsylvania, in most states, and especially right here in Luzerne County that is exactly what you would need to do if you believed the words of most if not all sitting Judges. Why do I say that, sounds crazy does it not? Unfortunately, not so. The Judge will instruct the jury that it must uphold the law as he or she gives it. The Judge will be lying. The jury must judge the law as well as the facts.