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Jury

Aug 27, 2013

Former judge proposes 12-person jury bill

A Milwaukee assemblyman has introduced legislation requiring all criminal juries to have 12 members because of the six-member jury that heard George Zimmerman’s case in Florida.

Aug 20, 2013

Legislation would require 12-person juries

A Milwaukee assemblyman proposed a bill Tuesday that would require all juries in criminal cases to consist of 12 people.

Jun 27, 2013

Expert: Holmes jury pool among largest ever in US

A trial expert says the 5,000 people expected to get a jury summons in the Colorado theater shooting trial would be among the highest number ever in the nation.

Jun 23, 2013

Door County homicide trial ends in hung jury

The trial of an Illinois man accused of killing his friend and her unborn baby at a resort in Wisconsin's Door County has ended in a hung jury.

Jun 7, 2013

How to alienate a jury (without even trying)

Winning a jury trial requires effective presentation of the evidence and argument. But let’s face it: You’re a lot more likely to win if the jurors like and trust you.

Feb 11, 2013

Jury selected for inquest into custody death

A jury has been selected to hear the inquest into the death of a suspect while in Milwaukee police custody.

Jan 21, 2013

Top 10 jury verdicts of 2012

The overall size of the United States' top 10 jury verdicts rose again in 2012.

Oct 11, 2012

US Supreme Court to hear case on jury’s decisions on increasing minimum sentence

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether existing precedent should be overruled to require a jury to decide facts which increase a mandatory minimum sentence.

Oct 3, 2012

Bill aims to end LGBT bias in federal jury selection

A bill that would prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered individuals in the federal jury selection process has been introduced in the Senate.

Sep 27, 2012

Jury convicts man of murdering woman in Wis.

A jury has convicted a 45-year-old man of murdering a woman whose body was found in La Crosse.

Sep 21, 2012

Jury convicts man of killing elderly woman

A jury has convicted a man of killing a 93-year-old woman in northern Wisconsin in a case authorities said had satanic overtones.

Sep 5, 2012

Trial lessons: Juries see more than just the evidence

Don’t wear a pinky ring. Don’t wear monogrammed shirts. Don’t drive your fancy sports car to the courthouse. These are some of the rules lawyers follow if they don’t want to alienate jurors on Day 1.

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