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New trial sought over mostly white jury pool

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Attorneys representing two men convicted of robbery, weapons and drug charges, are seeking a new trial because of the makeup of the jury pool at their federal trial in February and March. Michael Witmer, the attorney for Matthew Nix, of ...

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Juror gives conflicting testimony in federal case

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford on Wednesday said she does not expect to decide until mid-August whether to grant a new trial in the case of two men who were convicted of multiple charges by a jury that ...

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Juror didn’t remember his criminal record

A man who served on a federal criminal jury even though he should have been barred because of at least one felony conviction claims he doesn’t remember most of his criminal record. And he told U.S District Court Judge Elizabeth ...

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Immunity opposed for juror who hid criminal record

Attorney Michael Witmer wants a juror prosecuted for perjury after he served, despite a felony conviction, at the trial of Witmer’s client, who was convicted on robbery, drug and weapons charges. Michael Witmer, the attorney for Matthew Nix, who was ...

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Motion seeks recusal of federal judge

Robert W. Wood, the lawyer for a man convicted of robbery, weapons and drug charges wants U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to recuse herself from the case where she now must decide whether to grant a new trial ...

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Defense moves to release name of felon juror

Defense lawyers in a federal case are arguing that the name of a juror who failed to disclose his criminal background should be made public. The juror served at the trial in March where Matthew Nix, of Rochester, and Earl ...

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Hearing set for felon juror

A federal judge will hold a hearing to question a man who served on a jury that convicted two men of robbery charges because the juror failed to disclose that he is a convicted felon. At the hearing schedule for ...

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Commentary: How to not dumb down your complicated case

Attorneys sometimes talk about “dumbing down” their case before presenting it to jurors. Certainly, many issues need to be explained in an orderly and simple way, and that process could be called “dumbing down.” But, from my perspective, the expression ...

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Hearing planned for possible felon juror

A federal judge is planning to hold a hearing to decide how the case of two men convicted of a series of home invasion robberies in March might be affected by a juror who never disclosed that he is a ...

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