If I'm Dan Webb, or more importantly, George Ryan, I am not sleeping well after seeing this story from Channel 2 News:
The family of an ousted juror is rallying to her defense, saying she is a good mother who wanted to stay on the jury.Not only does this send an ominous message to the defense, it also rachets up the prospects of an appeal based on the handling of the jury issue. And that in and of itself poses all kinds of interesting issues.
As CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports, Evelyn Ezell’s son says his mom feels the odds are stacked against former Gov. George Ryan.
Dismissed juror Evelyn Ezell was not available at her South Side home, but off-camera, her 23-year-old son did talk about his mother’s experience.Marvin Brown says his mother “feels sorry for George Ryan. Now that she’s gone, no one’s on his side.” (emphasis added)
There is apparently a lot of discord among partners at Winston & Strawn regarding the millions in free legal work being provided for Ryan. The thought of spending millions more on an appeal is going to be a tough sell to the partners.