Jury Instructions Posts

  • Keeping Juror Internet Use in Check

    Consider for a moment how frequently you search the internet in a given day. While some of the searches are probably just for fun (like this one of bulldog puppies), most of your searches are probably conducted to learn more …

  • Disregard This Blog: Why Instructions to "Disregard" Evidence Often Fail

    Let’s try an experiment: For the next 5 minutes, don’t think about Kim Kardashian. Keep a tally of each time your mind slips and you do think about her, but again: don’t think about her. How did you do? Of …

  • We Want Justice!

    But what does “justice” look like? Providing care to an injured party? Stopping corporate greed? Getting defective products off the market? Giving back what was stolen? Honoring truth? Promoting competition or protecting one’s invention? What does “justice” not look like?  …

  • Jurors Ignoring the Law - Don't Count on It.

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that Casey Anthony killed her daughter, according to a recent poll. Furthermore, nearly twice the amount of women than men said they were, “angry about the verdict.” The gap between the court of public opinion and …

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