All I know is when I attended the John Edwards trial anyone sitting facing the jury was admonished by Judge Catherine Eagles not to make eye contact with jurors.

So I can’t help wonder why she’s tolerating the actions of alternate jurors, including ca young woman who apparently is acting in a flirtatious manner toward Edwards.

It’s a crazy world, and an alternate could pressed into service any second. I don’t know how a juror who’s trying to make some sort of statement with his or her manner of dress –much less a juror who’s openly flirting with the defendant— can be counted on to help deliver a just verdict.