Justice Will T. Scott found that a judge should have granted a juror's wish not to serve in the case of 32-year-old Clayton Jackson in 2004 when he went on trial for arson and murder in
. The juror was a friend of the victim's brother. Clay County
Justice Bill Cunningham dissented, saying dismissing the juror would have been a "thin reed of speculation" about how the juror's relationship would affect his judgment in the case.