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prayer in a jury selection pool

Lord, I don’t want to be here! But, here I am. Did you have something to do with that? What am I to learn? To see and be? 477 more words

Prayer

Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person — Justin C. Cohen

Mr. Militant Negro reblogged this on The Militant Negro™ and commented:

1.  If you’re White, don’t look to your friends of color for answers today. 2.  What happened to Alton Sterling is, in fact, about race. 3. Be aware of a few standard, and racist, media tropes about Black victims. 4. As a White person, you are in a unique position to influence the perspectives of other White people. It is never too late to make a personal commitment to being a more active ally in the movement for Black lives. A year ago this month, folks were fighting to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol, after the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. A year ago this month we started wondering what happened to Sandra Bland. Correcting these injustices is the work of generations, not years or months. If you’re a White person on the sidelines, we need you in the fight. Please raise your voice, particularly today. Justin C. Cohen cropped-unnamed-21.png

Leaders, Loners and the Art of Jury Selection.

Often times you cannot eliminate troublesome jurors. This can be a real problem since developing challenges for cause against an unfavorable juror can be difficult and at times impossible. 633 more words

Jury Selection

Dylann Roof’s Request For Bench Trial Denied

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof staged a massacre at the Emanuel AME Church during Bible study.  Among those who killed were Pastor Clementa Pinckney.  Roof has been charged under South Carolina law where prosecutors seek the death penalty.  347 more words

Cases

The Declaration Needs Your Help with An Ongoing Investigation

Have you recently received a summons for jury duty in Philadelphia? Are you disqualified from jury service in the city? If you meet either description, the… 220 more words

Originals

Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you begin voir dire. 602 more words

Litigation Strategy

Supreme Court goes minimalist in jury selection ruling

How egregious must a state’s racially discriminatory behavior in jury selection be before the Roberts Court, with its pervasive skepticism toward claims of racial discrimination, is willing to rap the perpetrator’s knuckles? 568 more words