Jury

Goodson's fellow officers involved say that he is to blame for not ensuring Freddie Gray's safety in the back of the police van.

Closing statements were heard Monday, leading the jury into deliberations to determine the fate of William Porter, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens may have abused his power last week when he stopped a drug trial and dismissed an entire jury panel because it had too few Blacks.

The discovery of racially coded notes taken by prosecutors during jury selection is forcing the Supreme Court to take a second look at this murder trial, The Washington Post reports.

Look who showed up for jury duty in Akron, Ohio. Yep, none other than King James himself, LeBron James. But, he was sent home because…

The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial has decided that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial. “The parties have, both sides have, stipulated that this trial will last between two and four weeks,” Judge Debra Nelson said. “Based upon that approximate stipulation, I will be sequestering the jury.” This is according […]

As of this morning, some 500 potential jurors will be grilled about their positions on race, guns, and the media as prosecutors and George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys work to whittle the mass of jurors down to the six and four alternates who could decide Zimmerman’s fate. But it’s the demographic look of the six jurors […]

The panel of seven men and five women includes one man who said he briefly met Jackson when he worked at Walt Disney Co in the 1980s when the singer was starring in the “Captain EO” film that was a Disney theme park attraction, reports Reuters. That juror told attorneys he could approach the trial […]

VIA: WRAL.COM It’s not quite like home, but Mecklenburg County court officers have made jury duty less of a chore for thousands called in from their daily routines. The juror assembly room in the downtown Charlotte courthouse has free wireless Internet, a business center to catch up on work, a day care center and even […]

Via NYTimes While jury makeup varies widely by jurisdiction, the organization, which studied eight Southern states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — found areas in all of them where significant problems persist. In Alabama, courts have found racially discriminatory jury selection in 25 death penalty cases since 1987, and […]