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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in People v. Lowe, No. 2014-04891, 2018 WL 6071990 (N.Y. App. Div. Nov. 21, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are the effect of the unexplained delay in notifying the trial court of known juror misconduct, and the denial of a motion for evidentiary hearing to further investigate any alleged juror misconduct.

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in State v. Anderson, No. 34655-2-III, 2018 WL 5734623 (Wash. Ct. App. Nov. 1, 2018). The issues we’re going to discuss are the trial court’s broad discretion in conducting investigations of alleged juror misconduct; jurors who see newspaper or media accounts of the trial during the trial; and jurors who know testifying witnesses.

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesIs there ineffective assistance of counsel in failing to strike either a husband or his wife off the jury because they might talk about the case? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Shipp v. McDowell, No. SACV1602194RSHK, …

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