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What is a special verdict?

In the context of criminal proceedings, what is a special verdict?
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Does a judge have discretion in their verdict when it seems beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is factually guilty of the charged offences?

I once observed a trial of some disruptive protestors at magistrates where the magistrate read her verdict/ruling out along with all of her reasoning used to reach it. Her deliberations appeared to ...
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What is the longest typical length of time for a Sonoma county superior court jury deliberations? [closed]

Wayne Hsiung is currently awaiting a jury verdict from a trial in Sonoma County Superior Court for some misdemeanour and some felony charges. How much longer would he likely be waiting for a verdict ...
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Was Wayne Hsiung acquitted or convicted this week? [closed]

Or has the jury not yet returned a verdict? Note: as stated in title, this question is asking about the case that hit a jury this week.
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