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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.

Jurors' Social Media Posts Now Fair Game For Lawyers

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethic...

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.

No Mistrial In Brutal Connecticut Home Invasion Case

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial Monday after a supporter of the victims...

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.

Blagojevich Trial: Lawyers Face Decision Time On Jury

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors and Rod Blagojevich's attorneys prepared Monday to take the stage for what promises to be a dramatic first act of ...

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.