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Mar 27, 2017

BENCH BLOG: Judge and juror

A recent jury summons prompted to me to think about judges being called to jury service.

Jan 15, 2016

Five most common faults of trial lawyers

One of the great privileges of being a judge is to be able to speak with jurors after a trial, to thank them and to ask them questions about what they had just witnessed.

Mar 17, 2015

Appeals court rejects dozing juror appeal in assault case

A Wisconsin appeals court says a former Milwaukee correctional officer was properly convicted of sexual assault even though he claimed one of his jurors dozed off during his trial.

Jan 26, 2015

Finding fair jurors in Tsarnaev case a ‘quixotic undertaking’

Relying on an analysis of questionnaires filled out by 1,373 prospective jurors, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a third motion to transfer his case to another venue.

Jan 26, 2015

Panic attack, bad back: Juror excuses often vary widely

One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

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Mar 27, 2014

Walker signs 12-person jury mandate

Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill that erases six-person juries in misdemeanor cases.

Mar 20, 2014

Jury consultants key part of early case assessment

Most litigators understand the benefits of early case assessment. It helps their clients plan, among other things, budgets, discovery and strategies for resolving the disputes.

Feb 11, 2014

Senate approves 12-member jury bill

The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would mandate 12-member juries for all criminal trials.

Feb 9, 2014

State Senate poised to pass jury bill

The Wisconsin Senate is set to pass a bill that would do away with six-person juries in misdemeanor cases.

Jan 14, 2014

12-member jury proposal moves forward (UPDATE)

The state Assembly passed a measure Tuesday to ensure that all criminal defendants in Wisconsin can have their case tried before a 12-member jury.

Jan 8, 2014

Walker dismissed after serving on jury (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker served two days as Juror No. 20 on a personal-injury case, but he was dismissed just before deliberations began Wednesday because the CEO of a company involved in the case had donated to his campaign.

Oct 3, 2013

Involvement, practice lead to better jury research

After almost 20 years as a jury consultant, I have seen, talked about and/or been a party to many types of jury research; some great, some terrible and a lot in between.


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