Jehovah’s Witness’ Refusal to Recite ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ Biased Jurors

Following a trial in which a jury awarded only $30,750 to a car wreck plaintiff who claimed nearly $250,000 in medical bills, her lawyers are seeking a new trial claiming that jurors were prejudiced against her because she didn’t recite a pretrial Pledge of Allegiance.

The woman is a Jehovah’s Witness, whose religious beliefs forbid reciting the pledge, said her attorney Michael Goldberg. He added that the defense attorney during closing arguments made a point of noting that “some of us do the Pledge of Allegiance.”