Why Does it Matter if Juror 50 Lied in the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial?


Last week saw the critical hearing in the question of whether Ghislaine Maxwell will face a re-trial.

I thought that, given the information conveyed, the chance of a mistrial is high. (Both defense and prosecutors have to submit their briefs on the issue today.) But, according to my legal guru, David S. Weinstein, former AUSA for the Southern District of Florida-turned-litigator, what happened last Wednesday likely swings the judge’s ruling in favor of the prosecution. In other words, he’s reversed himself from what he’d told me previously. He says he now thinks it unlikely the judge will rule for a mistrial.

Read our full Q&A here.