We had the jury ‘empanelled’ (ie chosen) this morning, held in a closed court. So when the supporters returned, we were faced with the 14 faces of the people who would be deciding the fate of the case.
The prosecution spent quite a bit of time getting chummy the jury. He clarified that the “bar table” was not something you drank at, noted the supreme court garb as “ridiculous outfits” and made a comparison of the Judge being like an umpire in a footy or rugby match. Who knows what the jury thought of his address, or indeed our mates sitting next to the team of 9 lawyers beside them!