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n a certain number of citizens selected according to law and sworn to inquire of certain matters of fact and to declare the truth on evidence submitted to them.
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Jurors really appreciate the ability to fill out questionnaires electronically and check their reporting status whenever they please.
In place in most of the 94 federal court districts is the Integrated Voice Response system, an automated messaging system that can send email alerts, phone calls, and text messages reminding jurors to fill out questionnaires or to show up for jury service.
Also, during jury deliberations, the same juror posted a Facebook status saying that the juror would "always defend those (who need) help expressing themselves" and the juror was "an advocate" and "bridge.
The city also noted that the juror shared an anti-police activist's post.
The case originated from the Boston Globe, which sought the names of jurors during the trial of Nathaniel Fujita, who was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend in March 2013.
Rather than provide the jurors' identities, Judge Peter Lauriat wrote to jurors to see if they were "amenable" to speaking to reporters, and only provided the names of those who responded affirmatively, according to the decision.
Independent juror research is problematic under the current procedural and evidentiary landscape because it undermines the adversarial system.
Whether through the internet or other means, independent juror research has always presented these issues.
Based on this investigation, we consider the appropriate response of the legal system to juror expertise.
In Part II we present two studies that reveal how pervasive specialized juror knowledge has become in the modern jury trial and provide evidence tracking the behavior of these juror-experts during deliberations.
Shortly after that statement was issued, juror B37 released a statement exclusively to (http://www.
When discovered, juror misconduct raises the potential of a mistrial or new trial.