Juries

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Juries

Jurors paid with debit cards don’t get full amount mandated by law, lawsuit claims

Opening Statements

Caught on Tape: Is slow-motion video biasing jurors?

Advocacy

Legendary litigators share their advice on crafting your best opening statement

Storytelling

Use subtext to guide jurors to recognize what a trial is really all about

Juries

Judge didn’t have discretion to dismiss jury panel for lack of diversity, top Kentucky court says

Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court justice serves as juror in shoplifting case

Advocacy

Your body language during trial can be just as important as what you say

Constitutional Law

State supreme court upholds prosecutor juror ratings that began with ‘gut reaction’ and ‘B’ label

Juries

Judge upholds verdict though juror said she didn’t remember deliberations had ended

Storytelling

Lawyer storytellers break free from the clock to deliver persuasive arguments

Criminal Justice

Lawyer attributes his dozing at trial to cold medicine; 11 jurors said they noticed

Criminal Justice

Murder conviction is overturned because of judge’s plumber remarks

Trials & Litigation

TV ad tells viewers about banned information in tort trials; civil defense bar claims tampering

Medical Malpractice

You can’t always rely on physician testimony in malpractice cases, says doc who admits he lied

Constitutional Law

Illinois law reducing civil juries to six people is unconstitutional, state’s top court rules

National Pulse

Professor says data mining can improve jury selection

Storytelling

Don’t underestimate the value of comedy in the courtroom

Juries

Judge refuses for-cause challenge to potential juror wearing Confederate flag T-shirt

Legal Ethics

Tim Kaine article struggled with ethics of striking jurors based on race, acknowledged he did it

Criminal Justice

Criminal trials have become so scarce that federal judge had only one in his 4 years on the bench
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