Juries

Legal Ethics

Juror accused of lying about her past is indicted, excused from murder trial

Features

A new defense approach to storytelling changes capital cases in Texas

Constitutional Law

Gay man refuses to serve on a jury in courthouse where clerk won’t perform same-sex weddings

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer blamed for reversed verdict feels vindicated by appellate ruling that judge abused discretion

Trials & Litigation

Court says Aaron Hernandez defense team must remove new items from his home before jury tour

Trials & Litigation

Meltdown wins juror prospect a nix in Batman movie murders; juror axed in Hernandez case for chatter

Storytelling

Going beyond the evidence to spin a story for your jury

Bryan Garner on Words

Word choice influences the way jurors understand your argument

Trials & Litigation

Judge lets Aaron Herandez jury watch Super Bowl but urges vigilance to avoid case-related info

Trials & Litigation

Judge axes indictment against lawyers in witness-tampering case, citing improper testimony

Juries

Sheriff takes to the streets to round up jurors

Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania supremes block any charges against state attorney general

Juries

Tsarnaev trial judge seals defense motion quoting juror questionnaires

Criminal Justice

Grand jury recommends perjury charge against Pennsylvania AG; she vows not to resign

Death Penalty

Jury selection begins in movie theater massacre trial

Storytelling

How lawyers can craft a case narrative to spark jurists’ and jurors’ interest

Court Security

Sheriff: Murderer’s claimed contact with 2 jurors in court elevator didn’t happen exactly as he says

Celebrities

Brad Pitt gets a pass on LA jury duty because his presence is too distracting

U.S. Supreme Court

Federal juror’s deliberation comments can’t be admitted to show voir dire dishonesty, SCOTUS rules

Criminal Justice

Grand juries almost always indict, federal stats show; is there a shooting exception for cops?