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Law the principal juror, who presides at the deliberations of a jury


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(Russian, master), in the USSR the manager of a production section.

Depending on the size and the production structure of the department or workshop, the foreman is a subordinate of the department, shift, or intermediate section supervisor or of a senior foreman, who supervises at least three foremen. The foreman serves as a link between management and the workers. He exercises control over his sector’s basic and auxiliary workers, as well as over office workers, including accounting clerks, distributors, and storeroom workers. He ensures the fulfillment of plan targets by establishing the most rational distribution of work among the employees and determining the optimum load on the equipment. In making decisions, the foreman is guided by the current plans and production diagrams, schedule plans per unit output, routing and operations charts, equipment service data, and the skills of the workers.

The foreman uses remote-control equipment to check on equipment performance and has access to intercom devices, industrial closed-circuit television, and computers. In managing a production section, the foreman relies on organizational-administrative, economic, and educational methods. He disseminates information about new production techniques. He develops socialist emulation and participates in the review of the output norms and piecerates and of worker promotions, encourages individual workers or imposes disciplinary penalties, and awards bonuses from the foreman fund.


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93) The dissent then stated that even if partial verdict forms should not be required in these situations, there was no manifest necessity for granting a mistrial on the greater offenses because the trial judge merely needed to ask the jury forewoman if the jury was still unanimous against conviction on the greater charges prior to discharging them.
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Earlier, when the forewoman delivered guilty verdicts on charges of abduction, murder and perverting the course of justice after just four hours and six minutes' deliberation, Bridger gazed up at the ceiling and appeared to gently nod in confirmation of his guilt.
Returning a verdict that Mr Baldwin killed himself the jury forewoman added: "There was a failure between the prison and the hostel and we endorse the findings of the Ombudsman's report.
Dorie said: "I started as a seamstress on the Monday, and Harold arrived on the Tuesday to work on the upholstery side," It wasn't love at first sight -but love blossomed when the factory forewoman suggested Harold take Dorie out on a date.
She packs the books opening section with fascinating observations about working life in a Berlin radio tube factory, noting, for example, that the workers always saw their forewoman in a distorted perspective because of the magnifying glasses they wore over their right eyes on the job.
We listened to everything, we reviewed everything and could not have been more painful in our decision," said the jury forewoman, who declined to give her name.