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Should somebody who seeks to avoid stylistic infelicities related to redundancy refrain from using "still" in the construction "the jury is [] out"?

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No, it is valid to emphasize the length of an unresolved jury. In an election, "The results are still pending." wouldn't be redundant.

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The "still" part here means that there actually is a jury, and they haven't gone home yet. It is also implied that the jury has been sitting in the next room for quite some time.

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