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Enron jury returns to work

[JURIST] The 12-person jury in the first Enron criminal trial returned to work Monday and began the task of sorting through stacks of e-mails, business papers, and six weeks of testimony. The Houston-area jury had begun to deliberate last week, but only managed to get in a few hours before disbanding for the weekend. The jury is charged with making 21 individual decisions on guilt or innocence. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein ordered lawyers to prepare an index of all government and defense exhibits, as well as citations of applicable law, for the jury. Lawyers believe it will take the jury a long time to sort through all of the material. The Houston Chronicle has more. Paper Chase has background on the Enron legal issues.

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