Juries

868 ABA Journal Juries articles.

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…

Shopping Leads to Jury Service

Only about 46 percent of people summoned for jury duty show up, and court systems are trying to do something about it.

In Sanford, N.C., sheriff’s deputies rounded up some…

Jurors Questioned re Masturbation Habits

Jurors were questioned about their own personal masturbation habits today at the outset of a Florida trial in which they must determine if a 20-year-old inmate is guilty of masturbating…

Are New Justices Rewriting Case Law?

Two new members of the U.S. Supreme Court reportedly have lost no time in overturning a number of settled precedents. And among those taking note of the situation are members…

No Murder Charges for Katrina Doctor

A grand jury in New Orleans has refused to indict a doctor accused of murdering four hospitalized patients by having them injected with a lethal drug cocktail in the aftermath…

Murderer Loses, Jurors Win Wedding

A murder trial led to matrimony for two Queens, N.Y., jurors who met while sitting on the same jury panel and are to be married next month by the presiding…

Jury Deadlocked in Conrad Black Case

After nine days of deliberation and a three-month trial, a Chicago jury in the Conrad Black case told the judge today that it’s deadlocked.

In a note sent to the…

Too Few Minorities in Manhattan Jury Pools

Whites are overrepresented in Manhattan jury pools, a study has found.

Whites of all ethnicities make up 78 percent of potential jurors, even though they are only 54 percent of…

NYC Jury: Book Scheme Was a Scam

Counsel for Laura Albert said she met her contractual obligation. It didn’t matter that she wasn’t a male prostitute, her defense contended, nor that the book she wrote, “Sarah,” was…

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