Sexual Orientation Is No Basis for Jury Exclusion, a Federal Appeals Court Rules

Sexual Orientation Is No Basis for Jury Exclusion, a Federal Appeals Court Rules When juries are selected, attorneys are permitted to exclude a specific number of juror candidates without providing the reason why. In 1986, the Supreme Court made an exception for race, requiring attorneys to provide an explanation unrelated to race. The exclusion was […]

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Juror Use of The Internet Results In Retrial In Seattle Rape Case

Juror Use of The Internet Results In Retrial In Seattle Rape Case In the King County Superior Court, the jury foreman violated the judge’s order to not to conduct research on the case. Following two days of deliberation, the juror used the internet to look up the penalty for first-degree rape. The juror’s web research […]

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