Remember how actor Wesley Snipes used the 'income taxes aren't for anyone but foreigners' tax protestor stuff as justification for not filing tax returns and ended up with a three-year jail term? He began serving the term in December 2010, so it will presumably be a while before his next vampire film in the Blade series comes out.
But he's still trying to fight the conviction. He wanted to interview the jurors --since one former juror claimed that they compromised on the three counts of failing to file a tax return because they thought he wouldn't receive jail time for that--and he wanted a new trial. The district court said no, among other things noting that evidence about jury deliberations is normally excluded and the fact that the former jurors waited two years to bring up the alleged misconduct (that some jurors had decided Snipes was guilty before the trial got underway) suggested the allegations might not be genuine. Snipes appealed. The circuit court of appeals says no. See United States v. Wesley Snipes, No. 10-15573 (11th Cir. Sept. 6, 2011).