Juries

Criminal Justice

Murder defendant has horns and 666 tattoo; picture will be shown in voir dire

Juries

Should pot be legal? Do you do crossword puzzles? Answers help lawyers pick jurors

Judiciary

Nevada chief justice is chosen as juror in criminal case

Juries

Mistrial declared after juror misses a day of deliberations, ignores calls from court

Jurors

Jurors submit 281 questions to judge in hiring corruption trial

Trials & Litigation

Pretrial searches of jurors’ social media could prevent mistrials, judges suggest

Celebrities

Madonna breezes through jury duty, is excused early due to ‘distraction’ she caused at courthouse

Ethics

Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it’s available to the public

Around the Blawgosphere

Taking on SCOTUS’ own ‘buffer zone’ | Ability as a witness can outweigh top expert credentials

Trials & Litigation

Woman is convicted of causing 2 deaths by stopping for ducklings on highway, faces maximum of life

Trials & Litigation

Judge holds 4 no-show jurors in contempt, will waive $100 fines if they apologize in writing

Criminal Justice

Elevator conversation results in new trial for BP engineer convicted in Deepwater Horizon case

Criminal Justice

Hung jury acquits defendant by mistake

Prosecutors

Prosecutor’s explanation for dismissal of potential juror gets him fired

Jurors

Juror is accused of making Facebook trial comments and lying about it; contempt hearing scheduled

Juries

Arrested before dawn, three Philly residents are rounded up for new Juror Scofflaw Court

Juries

Jury dress code violated defendants’ rights, lawyers say in new-trial motion

Trials & Litigation

Woman loses $13K in juror scam

Trials & Litigation

Law firm covers bill for juror whose car was towed during trial of tow truck driver

Around the Blawgosphere

Becker-Posner Blog shutters after Gary Becker’s death | Ready for chip-and-pin credit cards?