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July 7, 2020
You Can Get Kicked Out of a Jury Pool For Supporting Black Lives Matter
But is it legal? A California appeals court is going to decide.
April 4, 2019
The Day I Didn’t Serve on a Jury in a Sex Assault Case
“As I left the courthouse it dawned on me that the judge had assumed the role of therapist.”
February 21, 2019
I Was a Juror on a Murder Trial, And I Still Can’t Let It Go
“I felt an overwhelming sense of injustice. How did this happen?”
October 14, 2016
In Florida, Only Seven Jurors Can Put You to Death
The other quirk in the state’s death penalty system.
May 23, 2016
Can Courtroom Prejudice Be Proved?
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
April 10, 2016
How Racist is Too Racist?
Take our quiz on juror bias.
March 28, 2016
A Judge Overturned a Death Sentence Because the Prosecutor Compared a Black Defendant to King Kong
The South Carolina prosecutor is known as ‘Death Penalty Donnie.’
March 10, 2016
My Regrets as a Juror Who Sent a Man to Death Row
“If I could have done anything, it would have been to deadlock the jury, but I didn’t have the personal strength to do that.”
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October 27, 2015
Confessions of a Grand Juror
Ten days in a room with 22 other jurors. What could possibly go wrong?
August 18, 2015
Why You Can’t Use Dictionaries in Court
The many shifting definitions of “malice” and “rape.”