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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in State v. Whitaker, No. 75924-8-I, 2018 WL 5784812 (Wash. Ct. App. Nov. 5, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are the interactions between the bailiff and the jury; a juror’s request to be excused due safety concerns and his dismissal, and juror comments which may signal premature deliberations.

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesShould a juror, who fell asleep several times during trial, be discharged for good cause?  You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in People v. Catalan, No. F070809, 2018 WL 3968918 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 20, 2018). Issues involve …

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