As some may recall, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown was convicted last year of fraud related charges. She has subsequently appealed her case to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In her initial brief, available here, she argues that the trial judge erred by removing a juror who informed other jurors that the “Holy Spirit” told him Brown was not guilty. The specific issue before the appellate court, as framed by Brown, is "whether a juror may be disqualified in a criminal case because the juror prays to God and asks for guidance from the Holy Spirit and feels that he has received such guidance."
Earlier this month, the government filed its brief which is available here. This was followed last week by Brown's reply brief available here. We now await the opinion from the appellate court. Brown is currently serving her five-year sentence at a minimum security prison in Florida.