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Grand Juries
Taken form comments following publication of The Union Future, in the NYT on DEC. 18, 2014 by David Brooks.

address the specific issue: how evidence is presented to a Grand Jury, and how the curren...
Eric_Garner  letters_to_the_editor  juries 
january 2015 by jerryking
Intentional Bias in North Carolina -
Published: December 25, 2012

the judge found “intentional” prosecutorial bias aimed at securing a death sentence for the defendants, bringing grave “harm to African-Americans and to the integrity of the justice system.”

The bias was manifested in the prosecutors’ use of peremptory strikes of prospective jurors during the jury selection process. In one case, the prosecutor struck prospective blacks at two times the rate for whites. In each of the other two cases, the rate was almost four times greater. Even when adjustments were made for other factors, like the criminal record of a prospective juror, race was “a significant factor” in the rigorous ways that the North Carolina statute required the defendants to prove.

The judge found that words and deed of the prosecutors themselves confirmed his conclusions about racial influence in the jury selection process.
juries  African-Americans  racial_discrimination  jury_selection  prosecutorial_bias  North_Carolina  race  justice_system  sentencing  prosecutors  selection_processes 
december 2012 by jerryking
Apple Victory Shifts Power Balance -
August 26, 2012 | WSJ | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO and DON CLARK
Jessica_E._Vascellaro  Apple  litigation  Samsung  Android  Google  juries 
august 2012 by jerryking
Galleon Defense Worked—To a Point -

Some in Hand-Picked Jury Found Rajaratnam Sympathetic. And Guilty, Too
legal_strategies  insider_trading  juries  courtroom_process  case_management  Raj_Rajaratnam 
may 2011 by jerryking
Lawyers Will Be Lawyers, Dumping More on Juries Than They Can Process -
NOVEMBER 6, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | by LESLIE EATON and

Prosecutors in complex cases have to remember not to over-burden their
cases. Prosecutors can compile a ton of evidence, but whatever its
merit, presentation and pacing remain crucial. When jurors can't reach a
decision one way or the other or are bored and bewildered, time, effort
and taxpayer dollars go to waste.
lawyers  courtroom_process  case_management  juries  legal_strategies  evidence 
may 2009 by jerryking

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