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Re: Hung jury

Posted by Graham Cambray on February 23, 2009 at 12:00

In Reply to: Hung jury posted by Randy on February 23, 2009 at 10:11:

: Does anyone know where the term or phrase "hung jury" came from?

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I don't think this really qualifies as a phrase. "Hang" has a lot of (largely related) meanings. Here, "hung" means unresolved, in contention etc. Not it's most common meaning, but a perfectly valid one. (GC)