Can a juror’s own affidavit, demonstrating racial bias, be used to overturn a murder conviction entered 25 years ago and give the defendant a new trial?

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Can a juror’s own affidavit, demonstrating racial bias, be used to overturn a murder conviction entered 25 years ago and give the defendant a new trial? You may be surprised.

Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Tharpe v. Warden, No. 17-14027-P, 2018 WL 3816839 (11th Cir. Aug. 10, 2018). Issues involve juror bias, juror racial bias, no impeachment rule, F.R.E. 606(b) and procedural default.

 

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