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Manner Of Recording Instruction Of No Significance:
Clarification Of Wording
*Modify CJ 17.45 to provide as follows [added language is capitalized; deleted language is between <<>>]:
The instructions <<which I am now giving to you>> will be made available in THE JURY ROOM FOR YOU TO REFER TO DURING <<written form [if you so request] for>> your deliberations. They must not be defaced in any way.
<<You will find that>> The instructions may be <<typed>>, printed, TYPEWRITTEN or handwritten. SOME OF THE PRINTED OR TYPEWRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED BY TYPING OR HANDWRITING. BLANKS IN PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE FILLED IN BY TYPING OR HANDWRITING. Portions OF PRINTED OR TYPEWRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS <<may>> have been added or deleted BY LINING OUT. <<You must disregard any deleted part of an instruction and not speculate as to what it was or as to the reason for its deletion. You are>> DO not to <<be>> concerned with the reason for any modification. DISREGARD ANY DELETED PORTION. DO NOT SPECULATE ABOUT WHAT IT WAS OR ABOUT THE REASON FOR ITS DELETION.
Every part of <<the test of>> an instruction, whether typed, printed or handwritten is of equal importance. You are to be governed only by the instruction in its final wording WHETHER PRINTED, TYPED OR HANDWRITTEN.
Points and Authorities
These modifications are intended to clarify the wording of CJ 17.45.