The jury in the criminal trial of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) adjourned shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday after sending a note to the judge saying they have given the evidence consideration and have exhausted ourselves for the day.
In an apparently joking reference to their earlier conflicts, which required the judge to call them into court and remind them to be civil to each other, the jury foreman wrote, we are unanimous in requesting a break.
The jury will begin its third day of deliberations at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Judge Emmet Sullivan noted after he dismissed the jury that everyone was smiling and that there was no indication of the conflict that had brought deliberations to a halt earlier in the day.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.