Friday, May 31, 2013
Jury hung over whether teen texting was grossly negligent
On May 31, 2013, United States Bankruptcy Judge Margaret Mann hosted 30 high school students for a mock trial to determine whether an 18 year old was guilty of gross negligence of the death of a fellow passenger killed during an automobile accident after sending a text. Judge Mann was assisted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Scholpler and Federal Defender Bridget Kennedy. After the mock trial, the students had an opportunity to learn about the various careers associated with the federal courts.