Category Archives: Social/political impact of juries

How Jury Service Influences Attitudes toward the Court System

Written by Jimin Pyo, a doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. [Today’s post comes from a guest scholar, who has a new publication. We encourage anyone with research relevant … Continue reading

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The national spotlight and Trump’s tweeting complicate any Mueller investigation jury trials

In the wake of the recent news that Michael Flynn has plead guilty to lying to the FBI, the news cycle has again become consumed by the Mueller investigation. The investigation’s first trial, into Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort … Continue reading

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Sonia Sotomayor Reflects on Civil Jury Trials, Arguing They are Uniquely Empowering, Unifying, and Just

Written by Ethan Paul, undergraduate student at the Pennsylvania State University As the Senate considers the qualifications of a new prospective Supreme Court justice (after the GOP stonewalled Obama’s final nominee), we’re looking back a year to when NYU’s Civil Jury Project held … Continue reading

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Jurors Protest Against Judge by Refusing to Serve in His Courtroom

If one ever doubted that jurors speak with a voice that is not only legal but political, consider those jurors who refused to be seated in the courtroom of Judge Aaron Persky in Santa Clara County, California. Judge Pensky gave … Continue reading

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Jury Duty in an Online World

Written by Ethan Paul, undergraduate student at the Pennsylvania State University Following a jury trial held in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemons,Terry L. Wilson, 22, was convicted of premeditated murder and firearm possession for his involvement in the May 2013 shooting death … Continue reading

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Anonymous juries: a troubling development

Written by Ethan Paul, undergraduate student at the Pennsylvania State University Earlier this month, New York City attorney Bobbi C. Sternheim filed court papers on behalf of her client, Minh Quang Pham, urging the judge to reject the government’s demands … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court affirms the power of the jury

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court helped secure the power of the jury in the U.S. by requiring Florida courts to give juries, and juries alone, the power to judge the key facts in death penalty cases. Previously, juries’ findings … Continue reading

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