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ATTENTION CJA LAWYERS: Do Any Tenth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Need to be Revised?

The Tenth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions are now being reviewed and revised for the next edition, forthcoming in 2019.

The Committee wants to hear from Federal Defenders and lawyers on the CJA Panel: which pattern instructions might need revision? 20 more words

Jury Instructions

Jury Instructions & Verdict Forms

Jury instructions and verdict forms are often hurriedly put together in the middle of trial, when an attorney has 100 other things on the mind.  And yet, these documents are critical to success at trial.  246 more words

Appellate Practice

God and Guns

A judge in Texas interrupted jury deliberations to let the members of the jury know that “God wanted a not-guilty verdict.”

I’m not making that up. 259 more words


"What cross-race charge? What are you talking about?"

“All the identifying witnesses were speaking from casual observation of men they had never seen before, men of foreign race, under circumstances of unusual confusion.” Felix Frankfurter, … 757 more words

Law & Parody