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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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We can now quickly notify jurors of last-minute cancellations, reducing the risk of jurors driving all the way to the courthouse to find out their service is no longer needed, said Jeff Cargile, jury administrator for the District of South Carolina.
Kiosks are typically located in jury assembly rooms and allow prospective jurors to quickly check in by scanning their summons letters.
Last month, jurors handed up the $2 million verdict against the officers.
Stadtmueller to question the jurors under oath, according to court filings first reported on by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The ruling stated jurors names may be kept private only when there is "good cause," and said, "A judge's personal distaste for press interviews of jurors is accorded no weight in this balancing.
The press wants the names of jurors so they can interview the jurors about what was said in the jury room and why they reached the verdict they did," wrote Gants.
This is just one recent example of how independent juror internet research has created lengthy, costly litigation, spanning both an appeal and a remand.
Part II articulates a formal framework of how courts and parties can do so and suggests ways in which the court system could improve these measures to better address the problems that independent juror internet research raises.
When the specialized knowledge injected into deliberations comes from the personal experience of a juror obtained before rather than during trial, courts vary substantially in their response.
39) The jury convicted and the trial court granted a new trial on grounds of juror misconduct.
According to CNN, juror B37 said she will not grant any further interviews, and wishes to resume her normal life.
For alleged juror deception during voir dire, the judge must apply a three-part test set forth in the Florida Supreme Court case of De La Rosa v.