Juries

861 ABA Journal Juries articles.

Furor Over Presentence Story About Jurors

An unusual front-page newspaper article about jurors selected, after four months of questioning, to determine the sentence in a high-profile death-penalty case has caused a furor.

The prosecutor, defense counsel,…

Stars Stump for Jury Stamp

Mariah Carey was among the celebrities in a New York courthouse yesterday to help unveil a new jury duty stamp.

Carey and other celebrities attended because they served on a…

Court OKs Sleeping Judge at Jury Trial

Saying that a jury trial requires a judge’s physical presence rather than his attention, a divided Australian appeals court panel decided that a slumbering judge did not require retrial of…

Stamp of Approval for Jury Service

Robert J. Grey Jr. has never been on a jury, but it’s not for a lack of trying.

The former ABA president made strengthening juries one of his priorities during…

No Jury Duty for Janet Reno

These days, it isn’t all that unusual for a lawyer, or even a judge, to serve on a jury. But there are still a few justice system figures who apparently…

Dissent Hits ‘Dysfunctional’ Jury in Ex-Gov’s Trial

A federal appeals court has affirmed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s conviction for fraud and corruption, despite jury problems during the trial.

The Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Ruling Thwarts Perjury Prosecutions

A federal appeals court ruling permitting grand jury witnesses to review their testimony is winning praise from criminal defense lawyers.

The June ruling could help witnesses clear up…

Judge: Spector Lawyers Violated Rules

The judge in the ongoing Phil Spector murder trial has rebuked the music producer’s attorneys for a violation of discovery rules “so deliberate and so egregious” that it requires a…

Judge Tells Jurors: No ‘CSI’

A judge in Butler County, Ohio, thinks some TV crime shows have created unrealistic expectations for jurors—and she’s doing something about it.

Judge Patricia Oney of Hamilton bars jurors from…

No Ban on Copying Juror Notes

A federal appeals court has overturned a sanction of more than $14,000 against two lawyers who copied jury notes at the end of a case.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court…

Company Charged in ‘Big Dig’ Death Case

A grand jury has charged with involuntary manslaughter the Brewster, N.Y.-based company that provided the glue that is being blamed, in part, for the collapse of the “Big Dig” tunnel…

Katrina Hospital Murder Case Closed, But Civil Cases Continue

The criminal case against two nurses and a doctor accused of murdering hospital patients while working under horrendous conditions during Hurricane Katrina is now at an end, following a grand…

Bloomberg Not a Juror

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up for jury duty yesterday and answered voir dire questions for an asbestos case. He wasn’t selected.

Judge Helen Freedman said Bloomberg would be…

NY Mayor Shows Up for Jury Duty

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up for jury duty today and was being considered as a juror for an asbestos case.

Bloomberg, who was accompanied by security guards and…

Verdict Stands Despite Lawyer-Foreman

A New Jersey judge has found that a lawyer and state senator who served on a jury did not improperly influence his fellow jurors, despite what he said in an…

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