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Summary: In Episode #25 of the SM JUROR Podcast, Juror Misconduct Law in Review, Attorney Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in State v. Rojas, No. 2 CA-CR 2018-0271, 2019 WL 4051861 (Ariz. Ct. App. Aug. 28, 2019). Issue: Does the jury’s knowledge of publicized videotaped trial proceedings on social media prejudice the defendant?

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Wallace v. Superintendent Unknown Banks, No. 3:15CV669-CWR-RHW, 2018 WL 3852624 (S.D. Miss. July 9, 2018), report and recommendation adopted sub nom. Wallace v. Banks, No. 316CV00669CWRRHW, 2018 WL 3846324 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 13, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are text messages to a juror, jury tampering, improper communications, and procedural bars. 

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleagues#3: Establishing a presumption of prejudice in suspected juror misconduct cases.  Attorney, Nilgun Aykent Zahour, & SM JUROR analyze the juror misconduct issues in the case of Fairbanks v. State, No. 49A02-1707-CR-1675, 2018 WL 4003474 (Ind. Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018). The question we’re going to answer in today’s …

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesWhen suspected jury taint is reported to the trial court, does invited error preclude relief? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Fairbanks v. State, No. 49A02-1707-CR-1675, 2018 WL 4003474 (Ind. Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018). Issues involve …

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesDoes the trial court abuse it discretion in denying a motion for new trial without an evidentiary hearing when a juror was texting on his cell phone during sidebars? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in State v. …

Does the trial court abuse it discretion in denying a motion for new trial without an evidentiary hearing when a juror was texting on his cell phone during sidebars? Read More »

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesDoes a juror’s cell phone use to access information at trial create a presumption of prejudice from juror misconduct? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Edge v. State, 815 S.E.2d 146 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). Issues involve …

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