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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: In Episode #24 of the SM JUROR Podcast, Juror Misconduct Law in Review, Attorney Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Vasquez Juarez v. State, No. 2452, SEPT.TERM,2017, 2019 WL 4187473 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Sept. 3, 2019). Issue: In denying defendant’s motion for mistrial, did the trial court abuse its discretion in refusing to voir dire a juror who may have known a trial witness?

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Palma v. Rite Aid Corp., No. B280445, 2018 WL 3640482 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are evidence of a juror’s personal experiences, factors used in rebutting the presumption of prejudice, a juror’s self-translation efforts, sleeping jurors, and jurors who would not deliberate.  

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Summary:  Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in the case of State v. Arndt, 426 P.3d 804 (Wash. Ct. App. 2018).  The issues we address are: Internet research on Google and Wikipedia to find a definition of premeditation, the presumption of prejudice and whether that presumption can be overcome or rebutted, credibility determinations at an evidentiary hearing, and a working definition of the abuse of discretion standard of review.

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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 colleaguesThe following is SM JUROR’s slideshare analysis of Wolfe v. Peery, No. 115CV00957DADSABHC, 2016 WL 7655159