Juries

Juries

Jury summonses had number for phone sex line; new circuit clerk doesn’t know reason for mix-up

Criminal Justice

Defense seeks mistrial due to enhanced courtroom security in federal drug case

Storytelling

Images can be powerful storytelling tools

Evidence

Educating jurors on eyewitness reliability may backfire, study suggests

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes $25M settlement because plaintiff’s lawyer was told of jury note before defense counsel

Storytelling

Behavioral economist’s work offers lessons for legal storytellers about judgment and decision-making

Constitutional Law

New Facebook post by judge on lack of jury diversity sparks new recusal motion

Trials & Litigation

Did juror’s crush on prosecutor affect verdict? Defense lawyer mulls appeal options

Civil Rights

Chief justice orders mediation for top prosecutor and judge in dispute over Facebook posts

Constitutional Law

New salvos fired in jury nullification battle include felony case over pamphlet handout

White-Collar Crime

Jury instructions critical in trial of former top lawmaker over $4M in legal referral fees

Criminal Justice

Juror is fined $1K for posting on Facebook and causing mistrial

Juries

Former ACLU lawyer should not have been removed as grand juror, appeals court rules

Death Penalty

9th Circuit panel vacates death row inmate’s conviction because of biased jury selection

U.S. Supreme Court

Is Batson workable? Studies show association between race and peremptories

Juries

Was judge right to dismiss jury due to lack of black members? Top state court to decide

Criminal Justice

Judge gives juror 5 days, fines her $500 for doing legal research during trial

Trials & Litigation

Jurors and others unconvinced Dewey & LeBoeuf management was a crime

White-Collar Crime

Jury in Dewey case ‘hopelessly deadlocked’ after 22 days; judge declares mistrial

Juries

Kicked off a grand jury, former ACLU lawyer seeks reinstatement