Tag Archives: jury selection

Commentary: Mixing emotions and logistics in jury selection

The most effective panel voir dire I have ever seen began with the plaintiffs’ attorney expressing great sympathy and interest in one juror’s opinion that it was unseemly for the plaintiffs to be asking for millions of dollars. Before we ...

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Victor man gets new trial on jury selection issue

A Victor man convicted of first-degree sexual abuse will get a new trial because of an error in the jury selection process and a judge’s decision to exclude a defense witness. Todd M. Collins, 36, was convicted in December 2014 ...

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Jury selection underway in Silver trial

NEW YORK — Jury selection has started in the corruption trial of a former New York Assembly speaker charged with accepting nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni is questioning several dozen prospective jurors individually to ...

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Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

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BOSTON — Potential jurors stared intently at Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection began under tight security Monday in what could be the nation’s most closely watched terror trial since the Oklahoma City bombing two decades ago. ...

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Jury selection starts for woman in ambush

Jury selection began Wednesday for the trial of a western New York woman charged with buying the guns a man used to kill two firefighters and wound two others on Christmas Eve 2012. A state Supreme Court justice on Monday ...

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Jury selection set in murder trial

CANANDAIGUA — Jury selection is set to begin for a woman accused of killing her husband, then hiding his body in the basement of their home before burning his remains weeks later. Local media report that jury selection is scheduled ...

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Jury selection starts in triple-murder trial

Jury selection is underway for three men charged in the drug-related killing of three other men inside a suburban Rochester apartment in 2010. Local media outlets report that 49-year-old Richard Emanuel Anderson, 43-year-old Andrew Wright and 41-year-old Aston Johnson are ...

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Social media use in jury selection

Lawyers can use social media to enhance their traditional jury investigation efforts, gaining more information to vet prospective jurors. But there also can be hazards, so attorneys need to be careful when using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ...

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App roundup: CLE, jury selection and more

Here’s a closer look at some new apps targeted at attorneys: JuryStar Jury selection is a popular subject matter for apps and based on feedback from litigators, JuryStar has released the second iteration of its app. The app features rows ...

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Jury selection wraps up in fatal abuse case

BUFFALO — A jury has been seated for the trial of a New York man charged with raping his mentally disabled half-sister before she was killed by their mother. Testimony in Luke Wright's trial is scheduled to start Tuesday in Erie County Court in Buffalo.

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