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Peter Joy Race Matters in Jury Selection Abstract: Whatever the lawyer fears, whether it is an issue of race in the case or unconscious biases in jurors that may affect how they decide the case, the lawyer must address the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Juries
Chanelle Cattin A Jury of Your Peers? Abstract: The right of an accused to trial by jury has traditionally been seen as a fundamental protection for the citizen against the Crown, and, in the words of Lord Devlin, it is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Juries
Stephen Saltzburg Inconsistent Jury Verdicts Abstract: This article examines United States v. Moran-Toala, 726 F.3d 334 (2d Cir. 2013), to illustrate what happens when a trial judge explicitly instructs a jury that its verdict need not be consistent. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Juries
R. Michael Cassidy Silencing Grand Jury Witnesses Abstract: The investigations of local police officers for causing the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York have generated significant national discourse about the fairness and transparency of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Juries
Erik Girvan Heather Marek Psychological and Structural Bias in Civil Jury Decisions Abstract: The goals of this paper are twofold. First, it describes and tests a basic organizing framework for when a plaintiff’s race, ethnicity, and gender are most likely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Juries
Donald Gifford Brian Jones Keeping Cases from Black Juries: An Empirical Analysis of How Race, Income Inequality, and Regional History Affect Tort Law Abstract: This Article presents an empirical analysis of how race, income inequality, the regional history of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Juries
Valerie Hans Reflections on the Korean Jury Trial Abstract: Korea's experience with its new jury system offers many lessons for those interested in juries and jury reform worldwide. Aiming for a unique jury system that was ideally suited to Korean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Juries
David Andrew Logan Judges, Juries, and the Politics of Tort Reform Abstract: The civil justice system has many repeat players with a deep interest in the civil justice system because they are often the target of personal injury lawsuits, most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Juries
Joseph Gatswirth Statistical Testing of Peremptory Challenge Data for Possible Discrimination: Application to Foster v. Chatman Abstract: Ensuring that minority groups are treated fairly in the legal process is an important concern. The Castaneda v. Partida and Duren v. Missouri... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Juries
Judge Mark W. Bennett Reinvigorating and Enhancing Jury Trials Through an Overdue Juror Bill of Rights: WWJW — What Would Jurors Want? — A Federal Trial Judge's View Abstract: Juries are deeply enshrined by the U.S. Constitution and firmly embedded... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Juries
The latest edition of the Jury Expert is now available. The Collapse of Civil Jury Trial and What To Do About It by Renée Lettow Lerner Abolition of Juries: The Switzerland Experience by Dr. Gwladys Gilliéron, LL.M and Yves Benda,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Juries
Reuters: Judge delays release of juror names in Boston bombing trial Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Juries
Ben Trachtenberg No, You 'Stand Up': Why Prosecutors Should Stop Hiding Behind Grand Juries Abstract: This Essay argues that prosecutors should not allow grand juries to consider indicting defendants whom the prosecutors themselves believe should not be indicted. To illustrate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Juries
Erin York Cornwell The Trials of Indigent Defense: Type of Counsel and Case Outcomes in Felony Jury Trials Abstract: Previous research shows that clients of public defenders are not necessarily more likely to be convicted than those who hire private... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Juries
Darius Palia Robert Scott Ex Ante Choice of Jury Waiver Clauses in Mergers Abstract: This paper examines empirically why sophisticated parties in some merger and acquisition deals choose to waive their right to jury trials and some do not. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Juries
Reuters: Massachusetts Testing Program to Clear Way for Deaf Jurors Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Juries
Freep: Macomb Jurors to be Paid in Cash on Day of Jury Duty Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Juries
A New York city fortuneteller is attempting to use an undisclosed jury note as grounds to overturn her conviction of grand larceny and fraud. Apparently, the jury in the fortuneteller's case sent the judge a note containing the following message:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Juries
Alexandra Lahav Participation and Procedure Abstract: How much participation should a procedurally just court system offer litigants? This question has always been especially difficult to answer in complex litigation such as class actions and mass torts because these cases involve... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Juries
Nancy Marder Juror Bias, Voir Dire, and the Judge-Jury Relationship Abstract: In the United States, voir dire is viewed as essential to selecting an impartial jury. Judges, lawyers, and the public fervently believe that a fair trial depends on distinguishing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Juries Was Neulander Juror's Habit of 'Mindless Digital Interaction to Blame? Judge Asks? Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Juries
A juror hearing the death penalty case of James Holmes came to court wearing a Mettalica t-shirt that depicted a person in an electric chair. When questioned by the judge about the t-shirt the alternate juror said he wore it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Juries
The Civil Jury Project, which was recently established at NYU law school, will hold its inaugural conference on September 11, 2015. The agenda for the conference can be found below. If you are interested in attending the conference you can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Juries
Rakhi Ruparelia Erring on the Side of Ignorance: Challenges for Cause Twenty Years after Parks Abstract: In 1993, Justice Doherty of the Ontario Court of Appeal crafted what was perhaps the most significant decision on racism in the Canadian criminal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Juries
Kevin Crosby Juror Punishment, Juror Guidance and the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 Abstract: The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 creates several new offences relating to juror misconduct, which have generally been considered pragmatic responses to the immediate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Juries