In my court, the judge (me) "publishes" an opinion while the jury "reaches" and then "returns" a verdict
Does your "opinion" always agree with the jury's "verdict", Father Steve?
If it does, are you really a "judge"?
And, if it doesn't, is the jury's decision really a "verdict"?
I'm not trying to be animositous, Father Steve. I'm just trying to get the lay
of the juridical landscape.