#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 podcast is this:
Your law clerk sees a juror in the hallway looking possibly at a YouTube “how to” video on police investigations and credibility. What does a party need to prove in cases of suspected juror misconduct to appeal his conviction?
Issues included suspected juror misconduct, the presumption of prejudice & rebutting the presumption, invited error, and a juror’s cell phone use to possibly research police investigations & credibility on YouTube.
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