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The Soullessness Of Jury Duty

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I was called to jury duty. I was one of those delusional citizens who was a big believer that every American should perform their civic dut...

Jury To Be Seated In Arias Penalty-Phase Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be sworn in next week as prosecutors again seek a death sentence...

Arias' Day Of Reckoning Nears

Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers began individually questioning prospective jurors for the penalty phase retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the next st...

Arias Defense Costs Top $2.5 Million

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias' defense costs to Arizona taxpayers have topped $2.5 million and will continue to mount during a second penalty phase aime...

Jury Selection Resumes In Arias Retrial

Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. On M...

My Time as a Philly Juror

Thom Nickels | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
Thom Nickels

When my jury summons notice appeared in the mail, all I could do was breathe a sigh of despair. You know how it is: the jury in-take crowds, the lists of instructions to be followed, the canned videos.

Why Were We So Jubilant And Despondent After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Daniel Simon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

There have been few times in the typical American political debate where many whom are politically active and not have had such strong sentiments towa...

"Jerry Duty"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.17.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It was an offer I couldn't refuse: Report to jury duty for a mob trial or wake up next to a horse's head. My wife, Sue, who wakes up every morning next to the other end of a horse, said it would be safer to do my civic duty than to end up on trial myself.

Louisiana Supreme Court Sees Problems With the Confederate Flag, but Allows It to Wave for Now

Anna Arceneaux | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anna Arceneaux

In 1951, in response to the burgeoning civil rights movement, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, defiantly raised a Confederate flag outside the entrance to its courthouse. It flies there today.

Doubt Desensitized: Reasonable Doubt Takes on New Meaning in the Postmodern Era

Caroline Presno | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Caroline Presno

Today we walk around with a trail of endless possibilities, clouds of uncertainty, and a perpetual sense of doubt. Would a guilty verdict for Casey Anthony have been more likely with a jury from the 1950s?

To Be Or Not a Juror: It Ain't Easy to Be Selected

Michael Russnow | Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy
Michael Russnow

It's interesting to be in a group representing so-called peers, which is the whole point of a jury, yet, looking around and listening to conversations, for the most part they're people with whom I have little in common. But maybe that's a good thing.

Silent Jury, Speaking Public

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.31.2011 | Media
Hemanshu Nigam

Highly publicized jury trials are nothing new. What is new is the instant online feedback from the public -- the speaking jury -- that can enlighten us all.

No Race Card This Time in O.J. Verdict

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even if there were blacks on OJ's jury, it wouldn't have changed the fact that this time around there was no race card to play.