April 11, 2013Comments Off on Trials of the century and juror bias
In a recent book, Lise Pearlman, a former managing partner at Stark, Stewart, Wells & Robinson in Oakland, Calif. and retired presiding judge of the State Bar Court, looks at the 1968 capital murder trial of Black Panther Huey Newton ...
July 6, 2012Comments Off on Lawyers must tread carefully with juror research, panel says
A lawyer may violate professional rules of conduct by inadvertently “communicating” with a juror while conducting social media research, a New York City Bar Association committee has concluded in a new ethics opinion.
April 25, 2012Comments Off on Study: Jury pool racial makeup has effect on convictions
A study has revealed that the racial makeup of the pool from which juries are selected influences conviction rates – and that having even one African-American member in the pool from which a jury is drawn nearly eliminates the difference.
November 17, 2011Comments Off on Hearing-impaired juror couldn’t serve in rape case
A hearing-impaired juror could be dismissed for cause based on concerns that he would have difficulty hearing the testimony of a child rape victim, New York’s highest court has ruled in affirming a conviction.