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 Wisconsin Court System - court services for jurors - outline of a jury trial
Juries usually consist of 6 or 12 jurors (depending on the case type), often with one or two alternate jurors.
It is common during a trial for the parties to present motions or hold conferences with the judge out of the hearing of the jury.
The task of the jury is to apply the abstract rules of law as given by the judge to the real-life situations of the case.
www.wicourts.gov /services/juror/outline.htm   (2098 words)

  
 Jury trial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jury trials in criminal cases were a protected right in the original Constitution and the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments of the U.S. Constitution extend the rights to trial by jury to include the right to jury trial for both criminal and civil matters and a grand jury for serious cases.
An infamous case was the 1992 trial in the Rodney King case in California, in which white police officers were acquitted of excessive force in the violent beating of a fl man by a jury consisting mostly of whites without any fl jurors, despite an incriminating videotape of the action.
In Northern Ireland, the role of the jury trial is roughly similar to England and Wales, except that jury trials have been replaced in cases of alleged terrorist offences by courts where the judge sits alone, known as "Diplock courts".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jury_trial   (3302 words)

  
 An Essay on the Trial by Jury, Chapter I ....Lysander Spooner, 1852
A trial by such a tribunal is, therefore, in effect, "a trial by the country." In its results it probably comes as near to a trial by the whole country, as any trial that it is practicable to have, without too great inconvenience and expense.
The trial by jury is based upon a recognition of this principle, and therefore forbids the government to execute any of its laws, by punishing violators, in any case whatever, without first getting the consent of "the country," or the people, through a jury.
This example is sufficient to show that the very pith of the trial by jury, as a safeguard to liberty, consists in the jurors being taken indiscriminately from the whole people, and in their right to hold invalid all laws which they think unjust.
www.barefootsworld.net /trial01.html   (4678 words)

  
 Court Information: Trial Jury
Jury trials cannot be held unless people like you are willing to perform their civic duty.
When a jury trial is about to begin, the trial court judge requests a panel of prospective jurors to be sent to the courtroom from the jury assembly room so that the jury selection process can begin.
If a jury cannot arrive at a verdict within a reasonable time and indicates to the judge that there is no possibility that they can reach a verdict, the judge, in his or her discretion, may dismiss the jury.
www.glenncourt.ca.gov /court_info/trial_jury.html   (4048 words)

  
 Jury Duty A Handbook for Trial Jurors
At the end of the trial, the judge instructs the jury on the law and the main questions it is to decide.
ften when a jury trial is completed, reporters and other members of the media or the attorneys and parties involved in the case wish to ask jurors about their deliberations and what factors influenced the final verdict.
Jury Research Organizations: There are a number of organizations which conduct research on the composition of juries and its potential impact on the verdicts and awards in different types of cases.
www.state.wv.us /wvsca/juryinfo/juryhdbk.htm   (3762 words)

  
 ABA Talking Points: Trial by Jury
Trial by jury in serious criminal cases is guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment "in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury..." and in the Constitutions of many states.
Georgia, 435 U.S. The Court's reasoning in Williams was that a six-person jury was "large enough to promote group deliberation, free from outside attempts at intimidation, to provide a fair possibility of obtaining a representative cross-section of the community." Many states have set numbers under 12 for particular types of cases.
Shorter trials perhaps through sharply defining the relevant issues before trial and dealing in advance with procedural and legal disputes that are apt to arise.
www.abanet.org /publiced/lawday/talking/jurytalk.html   (881 words)

  
 Handbook for Trial Jurors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The jury must consider separately each of the charges against the defendant, after which it may find the person: not guilty of any of the charges, guilty of all the charges, or guilty of some of the charges and not guilty of others.
Throughout the trial, the judge may be asked in the presence of the jury to decide questions of law.
In both civil and criminal cases, it is the jury's duty to decide the facts in accordance with the principles of law laid down in the judge's charge to the jury.
www.nysd.uscourts.gov /jurybook.htm   (3481 words)

  
 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Sixth Amendment: Annotations pg. 4 of 11
Trial by petit jury was not employed at least until the reign of Henry III, in which the jury was first essentially a body of witnesses, called for their knowledge of the case; not until the reign of Henry VI did it become the trier of evidence.
Because ''a general grant of jury trial for serious offenses is a fundamental right, essential for preventing miscarriages of justice and for assuring that fair trials are provided for all defendants,'' the Sixth Amendment provision is binding on the States through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
No jury trial is required, however, when the maximum sentence is six months in jail, a fine not to exceed $1,000, a 90-day driver's license suspension, and attendance at an alcohol abuse education course.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/amendment06/04.html   (2804 words)

  
 Trial by Jury
The right to trial by a jury composed of one's peers was a right that our forefathers held dear.
The jury, despite an instruction from the judge that the truth was no defense, followed defense counsel's advice and acquitted Mr.
Throughout this period, fully informed juries exercised their rights to thwart the enforcement of laws, repugnant to significant portions of the public, such as the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law.
www.shalaw.com /Articles/TrialByJury.htm   (902 words)

  
 Trial by Jury
Trial by Jury, almost hidden away in the Constitution of the United State is one of the most precious freedoms that Americans possess.
This early trial is a basic lynchpin in the laws governing liberty in that the trial established the right of a jury to defy a directed verdict from the court, ignore the letter of the law, and instead, deliver a verdict based wholly upon justice and individual liberty.
Jefferson’s viewpoint is that jury trials can serve to nullify the laws a government attempts to impose upon the citizenry, and specifically, those laws which violate the principles of the constitution from which the government derives its authority.
www.halexandria.org /dward268.htm   (1742 words)

  
 Trial Jury Duty
The right to a trial by jury is the privilege of every person in the United States, whether citizen or not.
The Jury Commissioner is required to have a sufficient number of jurors for all anticipated trials.
Once the jury for the trial to which you have been summoned is selected, the judge will excuse all remaining prospective jurors and your jury service is complete.
www.monosuperiorcourt.ca.gov /trial_jury.htm   (765 words)

  
 The Jury's Trial :: thetyee.ca
Jury trials are held in Provincial Supreme Court.
One jury convicted a guy because in the background of an evidence photo they saw a hole in the wall and assumed that he must have punched it - meaning he was violent.
Trial by jury is the judicial equivalent of democratic government.
thetyee.ca /Views/2006/02/15/JuryTrial   (8017 words)

  
 JURY TRIAL RULES
The judges of the trial courts shall administer the jury assembly process.  The judges may appoint clerical personnel to aid in the administration of the jury system.
While the jury is absent for the view, no person, other than the person appointed to show the place to the jury, shall speak to the jury on any subject connected with the trial.  Counsel for the parties shall have the right to accompany the jury but shall not speak to the jury.
(b) The court shall not permit the jury to separate during deliberation in criminal cases unless all parties consent to the separation and the instructions found in section “a” of this rule are given.
www.in.gov /judiciary/rules/jury/index.html   (2359 words)

  
 RSNA News - Medical-Legal Jury Trial at RSNA 2004
The mock trial involves the case of a lung lesion missed in a previous chest examination.
In addition to assembling a jury similar to one that might actually hear the facts in the suit, session attendees will also benefit from the experience of two seasoned medical malpractice attorneys.
Juries are very skeptical of medical malpractice cases, and they are getting more skeptical as time goes by," he says.
www.rsna.org /publications/rsnanews/sep04/trial-1.html   (1057 words)

  
 Trial by Jury and the Bill of Rights
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its Constitution.
American Patriots who fought for independence from Great Britain were ready to lay down their lives for the principles of representative government, including freedom of speech, press, and religion, and the right to trial by jury.
In 1787, the members of the first Congress of the United States insisted on preserving the right to a trial by jury to make sure that future generations would be judged by their neighbors—representatives of the people—not by the government.
www.watl.org /trialbyj.htm   (331 words)

  
 Tampabay: Jury trial sought to decide what Schiavo wanted
Gov. Jeb Bush's attorneys want a jury trial to decide if Terri Schiavo really wanted to die rather than be kept alive by artificial means.
Felos also said a jury trial is not required in the case because juries only decide factual issues.
At a trial in 2000, her husband and two members of his family said Mrs.
www.sptimes.com /2003/11/20/Tampabay/Jury_trial_sought_to_.shtml   (741 words)

  
 Jury Research, Trial Exhibits and Litigation Technology
With regard to jury research, generally fees are charged on a 1/2 day basis, and can vary significantly depending upon factors such as: venue, size of the jury pool, the number of mock trials required, and the type of research facility and technology to be utilized.
The main reason for using demonstrative evidence at trial is to present information in such a way that is becomes more comprehensible to a judge or jury.
In the typical courtroom scenario, what one finds is a jury, comprised mostly of visual learners, who are waiting to be shown the information, and lawyers, who are auditory learners and teachers, attempting to communicate the information by verbally explaining it.
www.juryconsultants.net   (659 words)

  
 About Jury Duty in Indiana State Trial Courts
Jury service represents one of the most important civic responsibilities we have as citizens.
The principle of a jury trial was first established in the year 1215 in England when King John signed the Magna Carta.
If you are called for jury duty and you would like more information, you should seek that information through the local trial court to which you were called for duty.
www.in.gov /judiciary/juryduty   (473 words)

  
 No jury trial for murder
Another problem with the jury trial, as the Government sees it, is that with a jury trial you have to call witnesses, and subject them to cross-examination.
At the least it ought to be said that to increase a sentence based on conduct underlying a charge for which the defendant was acquitted does raise concerns about undercutting the verdict of acquittal, concerns noted by Justice Stevens and the other federal judges to whom he refers in his dissent.
The jury is not told that the actual sentence could be up to 40 years, because their drug verdict could allow the judge to hold the defendant responsible for murder.
home.earthlink.net /~ynot/nojury.html   (2220 words)

  
 Right of the Accused to Trial by Jury
State courts, moreover, were not bound by this standard or the Sixth Amendment jury guarantee until 1968, when the Court incorporated it through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (Duncan v.
Louisiana, 391 U.S. In both state and federal courts, an accused person still may waive the right to a trial by jury in favor of a bench trial before a judge.
This section of "The American Jury" provides lessons and resources for explaining the evolution of the right of the accused to trial by jury in both federal and state courts.
www.crfc.org /americanjury/right_accused.html   (234 words)

  
 Trial by Jury Plot Summary
"Trial by Jury" is their only work entirely without spoken dialogue.
The attorney turned plenty of cases over to him, and when he had grown "rich as the Gurneys'" he threw over the "Elderly, ugly daughter." But now he's a Judge, "it was managed by a job," and ready to try this breach of promise case.
The Defendant counters by saying that he is a bad lot, given to liquor, he's sure he would beat her, and that she couldn't endure him very long; the Jury should remember this when assessing the damages.
math.boisestate.edu /gas/trial/html/trial_plot_summary.html   (673 words)

  
 Law & Order: Trial by Jury TV Show - Law & Order: Trial by Jury Television Show - TV.com
More Pictures Law & Order: Trial by Jury, the latest series from Dick Wolf, architect of the most successful brand in primetime television with NBC’s Law & Order, takes viewers where they have never been before.
After the woman tells the grand jury that she's been stalked for four months, thinking it was the homeless man. Kibre and Gaffney look into who the stalker was and are shocked when they find out.
Had NBC not been idiots, we could be seeing new Trial by Jury on Friday nights.
www.tv.com /law-and-order-trial-by-jury/show/25938/summary.html   (762 words)

  
 The Jury Trial Project 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Jury Trial Innovations in New York State: A Practical Guide for Trial Judges
This short pamphlet summarizes authority and suggested procedures for implementing jury questions, notetaking, voir dire openings and written jury instructions.
Paula Hannaford-Agor and Christopher Connelly - Jury Innovations in Practice: The Experience in New York and Elsewhere, 78 NYSBA Journal 19 (October 19)
www.nyjuryinnovations.org   (307 words)

  
 American Bar Association:Criminal Justice Section
The following is the complete Table of Contents with links to the "fl letter" standards, which were approved by the American Bar Association's House of Delegates in August 1994.
The standards are published along with commentary in ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Discovery and Trial by Jury, 3rd Edition, © 1996 by the American Bar Association.
Standard 15-4.2 Right of judge to give assistance to the jury during trial
www.abanet.org /crimjust/standards/jurytrial_toc.html   (166 words)

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