[UPDATE BELOW] A juror is asking a judge for permission to drop out of the Sheldon Silver corruption trial deliberations. A note delivered to Manhattan federal judge Valerie Caproni this morning at 9:35, five minutes after deliberations resumed, reads, "To honorary [sic] judge: I [redacted name], juror # 11, no longer wish to participate as a juror on this case. I believe there is a conflict of interest that I just learned about. Thank you.”

This request follows another note from a juror asking to be excused on Friday, just two hours into deliberations. It's unclear if this morning's note came from the same juror, nor is it known what conflict of interest the juror is referring to. But Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden has this:

The message sent from the juror last week read: "I am wondering if there is any way I can be excused from this case, because I have a different opinion/view so far in this case and it is making me feel very, very uncomfortable . … I’m feeling pressured, stressed out … told that I’m not using my common sense, my heart is pounding and my head feels weird. I am so stressed out right now that I can’t even write normally. I don’t feel like I can be myself right now! I need to leave!"

Judge Caproni, who is known for her courtroom wisecracks, said on Friday that it was too early in the deliberations for her to excuse any member of the jury, and declined to meet with the juror at that time, explaining that the "law, generally, does not allow me to meet with a member of a deliberating jury." Caproni also reminded jurors that they should "respectfully exchange views."

Silver, a longtime state Assembly speaker who was one of the most powerful politicians in New York, is charged with wielding his "power and influence" to rake in millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, which he falsely claimed as legitimate income from his outside law practice.

Update 11:35 a.m.: Court reporter John Riley hears that the juror is a cab driver who thinks he leases his taxi medallion from a Silver associate, and he is concerned about possible retaliation.

Update 1:11 p.m.: The juror has agreed to do his best or whatever.