It was a minty-fresh controversy at the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial. The defendants, Michael's concert promoters, brought delicious peppermints to the trial, which were enjoyed by jurors and Michael's mother. The Jackson family lawyers objected to this cool, refreshing candy gift, and it was ruled that any further sweet, sweet candy brought to the trial must be given to the baliff before the jury enters the room.
I guess I can see the logic here. If lawyers could hand out candy to jurors at any trial, it would only be a matter of time before this got out of control. Jury room: "Well, I know he strangled all those people, but the Junior Mints were delicious! He can't be all bad!"