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This is the latest salvo in an ongoing dispute between Judge Olu Stevens and the Kentucky Prosecutor who represents the greater Louisville area, Tom Wine. As some will recall, Judge Stevens dismissed an empanelled jury last year because it had... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Juries
Jennifer S. Hunt Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Jury Decision Making Abstract: This article reviews a growing body of social science research indicating that race, ethnicity, and culture can influence the judgments and behaviors of juries. The first section addresses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Juries
The oral arguments for Foster v. Chatman are finally available on the Oyez web site. To hear the oral argument go here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Juries
Yesterday, Foster v. Chatman was argued before the SCOTUS. Here is a link to the transcripts of the oral argument. To know more about Chatman go here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Juries
Today, the SCT is hearing oral argument in Foster v. Chatman which examines the lingering issue of race based peremptories. Below are several good articles examining the case. Atlantic: "When Is It Constitutional to Purge Black Jurors?" NY Times: How... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Juries
Interesting article on Foster v. Chatman in the Atlantic. The article ("When Is It Constitutional to Purge Black Jurors?") provides a brief overview of how the SCT, some thirty years after deciding Batson v. Kentucky, continues to struggle with Batson's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Juries
This is the question being presented before the Kentucky Supreme Court. The issue arose after Judge Olu Stevens of the Jefferson Circuit Court dismissed an empanelled jury that contained no African-Americans. According to Judge Olu Stevens, “[t]here is not a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Juries
Here is a link to a Motion in Limine filed by an attorney representing one of the police officers charged in the Freddy Gray case. For those interested in learning more about the jury issues that arise in high profile... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Juries
William T. Pizzi Comparative Reflections on Duncan v. Louisiana and Baldwin v. New York Abstract: This article takes a look back at two of the major opinions of the criminal procedure revolution - Duncan v. Louisiana and Baldwin v. New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Juries
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 Oct 5, 2015 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 Oct 4, 2015 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 Oct 1, 2015 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 Sep 30, 2015 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