The jury in Iraq veteran Juan Alonzo-Miranda’s case deliberated all day Friday and still could not reach a verdict. At one point, they sent the judge a note saying they could not reach a unanimous agreement. Judge Lamberth, however, told them to continue deliberating. The two opposing lawyers agreed they would accept a 7-1 verdict. There are eight members on the jury. See San Antonio Express-News report (account required).

It is unusual for a jury to deliberate this long in a civil case. There must be some strong views among the members of this jury.