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Philly Courts Have Been Wrongfully Disqualifying Jurors For Years

By Austin Nolen and Shealyn Kilroy

For at least six years and possibly longer, Philadelphia court officials have wrongfully disqualified individuals from serving as jurors, according to data obtained by The Declaration, and this practice continues today for potential jurors who fill out their questionnaires online. 910 more words


An Unforeseen Value to Loss of Consortium Claims in Selecting a Jury.

As a Plaintiff’s attorney you want to identify jurors who will refuse to follow the Court’s instructions directing the grant of money damages for pain and suffering. 200 more words

Federal Court Jury Picked for Bundy Standoff Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has been picked for the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons and one other co-defendant on federal charges stemming from an April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents. 103 more words


When A Plea Is Not An Option: Part Two

Juries. Are. Dumb.

The Sixth Amendment entitles you to a trial by a panel of your peers… And, if you’re speeding down the highway going 70 in a 50 with a warrant out for your arrest and a meth pipe on the passenger seat, no one is going to accuse you of being smart.* 385 more words


When A Plea Is Not An Option: Part One

The State is not known for cutting favorable deals in the name of family.  When a domestic case hinges upon the outcome of a corresponding (but not linked) criminal case, there is rarely a deal that can be cut that doesn’t result in a parenting plan being preempted by jail time.   795 more words


Judge Schools City On First Amendment

First published by the New Haven Independent.

Federal Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer, a former Quinnipiac and current visiting Yale law professor, turned his Church Street courtroom into a lecture hall when it appeared a New Haven government lawyer needed a refresher course on the First Amendment. 1,312 more words

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Holly Bobo Jury has been selected; Trial starts Monday

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — After more than 7 hours, the jury for the Holly Bobo murder trial has been selected.

Dozens of potential jurors faced tough questioning from both the defense and prosecuting attorneys at the Hardin County Courthouse Saturday. 207 more words