Last week, Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand was featured in an article in the St. Petersburg Times on juror questioning.
In January 2008. the Florida Supreme Court began allowing jurors to take notes during trials and to ask questions in civil trials. The juror questioning procedure is still discretionary in a criminal trial.
The judge in the recent capital murder trial of John Ditullio in Pasco County allowed questions to be submitted by members of the jury. Brunvand defended Ditullion at trial. A mistrial was declared after the jury failed to reach a verdict.
The article can be found at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/jurors-questions-revealed-evidence-insight-in-pasco-neo-nazi-trial/1063041