Juries

This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who's murder case has gone to trial six times. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 12:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder says his latest conviction and death sentence should be thrown out for a familiar reason — the prosecutor's practice of keeping African-Americans off the jury. Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22...
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March 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider overturning a criminal conviction by a 10-2 jury vote in Louisiana. The justice acted Monday, four months after Louisiana voters amended the state constitution to prohibit non-unanimous verdicts in criminal cases. Oregon is the only state that still...
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Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, arrives at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 12, 2019 - 6:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge in the case of a white western Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death a black teenager last year put a black woman on the jury Tuesday over the defense's objections but said he will reconsider the decision. Allegheny County Judge Alexander Bicket...
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March 06, 2019 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — A jury in central England on Wednesday convicted a man of plotting an acid attack on his 3 year-old son amid a custody battle with the child's mother. The 40-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, was convicted in Worcester Crown Court with five others of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman performs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine Feb. 28, 2016, in Indianapolis. A Central Texas jury on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2019, found the former Baylor football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
February 28, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan...
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February 25, 2019 - 6:23 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 24-year-old man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reports that a grand jury is considering evidence concerning whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators. The Associated Press reported in November that the Interior Department's inspector general had referred an investigation of...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are asking for a new trial in light of what they say was jury misconduct during his drug conspiracy trial. Guzman's defense team said Friday it plans to request an evidentiary hearing "to determine the extent of the misconduct." The...
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FILE - In this Monday Feb. 4, 2019 courtroom sketch, Judge Brian Cogan upper right, gives instructions to jurors in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, El Chapo’s lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and said they were reviewing “all available options” after a juror at the notorious Mexican drug lord’s trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge’s orders. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo's lawyers on Wednesday raised concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury at the Mexican drug lord's trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge's orders. The juror told VICE News that at least...
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In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, Nouman Raja leaves the courtroom with his legal team after a pre-trial hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. The fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer's trial begins with jury selection Thursday, Feb. 21. He is charged with manslaughter for the 2015 shooting of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black musician. It is the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. (Lanes Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. The trial of fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja begins with jury selection...
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