Court says public can watch jurors be...

Court says public can watch jurors being questioned

There are 1 comment on the Newsday story from May 30, 2007, titled Court says public can watch jurors being questioned. In it, Newsday reports that:

A state appellate court on Wednesday ruled that the public can observe when jurors are questioned about whether they were improperly influenced by a state senator who sat on the jury that awarded $876,000 in a ...

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professor

Red Bank, NJ

#1 May 30, 2007
What was wrong with the lawyers and judge in this case, allowing a politician-lawyer onto the jury? People who can think for themselves, are not submissive to authority, and do not accept the rulings of a government bureaucrat do not often make it onto a jury. Jury nullification is one of the last remnants of "we, the people." A nullifying jury is the place where the people can hold government and business accountable. Jurors that use their own common sense are anathema in the present jury system.

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