Monthly Archives: July 2013

Will the Zimmerman verdict inspire prospective jurors?

A USA Today article takes up that question today. One excerpt: “When we are called (for jury duty), we must answer,” Malia Cohen, who represents southeast San Francisco on the Board of Supervisors, said during a rally outside San Francisco … Continue reading

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Discussing the jury in America with Albert Dzur and John Gastil

Joshua Miller of Morgan State University recently recorded a discussion he orchestrated via GoogleHangout with political scientist Albert Dzur and me (John Gastil). The interview-like-thing runs about 23 minutes and gives you some insight into what Albert and I have … Continue reading

Posted in Conducting trials, Deliberation on juries, Social/political impact of juries, Verdicts juries reach, Voir dire and jury selection | 1 Comment

Thoughts on the Zimmerman verdict, before it is reached

Andrew Ferguson has been posting essays on Atlantic.com regarding the jury, drawing on  ideas from his 2013 book, Why Jury Duty Matters. The latest offering has some useful insights regarding the George Zimmerman trial, which is getting wall-to-wall coverage in … Continue reading

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