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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Juror Bias

  Where a defendant in a first-degree murder case argued that his trial counsel were ineffective for failing to question a juror who said that he was a published author and whose book, which was briefly shared with other jurors, ...

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Criminal Law: Juror Bias – Hearsay – Kidnapping Statute

U.S. v. Barraza (MLW No. 59525/Case No. 08-3488 – 18 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Benton, J.) (1) Even though a juror indicated during voir dire that his sense of parental responsibility might “possibly” interfere with his ability ...

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Jurors’ bias lessens against plaintiffs

Jurors may be developing a more positive view of plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ lawyers. That’s what James B. Lees Jr., a West Virginia personal injury lawyer and communications expert, thinks. Lees, a partner at Hunt & Lees in Charleston, W.V., has ...

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