Found this article, Ninth Circuit Doesn’t Flip Over Use of Coin in Verdict, via Patterico’s Pontifications.
I particularly liked this part:
“‘If you look into the subjective considerations that any juror may contemplate, it’s hard to know the proper place to draw the line,’ he said. ‘Today’s it’s coin-flipping. Tomorrow, in an extreme example, someone might say there should be intelligence tests.'”
I wouldn’t even call that a slippery slope. That’s more like falling off a cliff.