Category: The Jury

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

High Court Won’t Hear Killer’s Appeal on Jury’s Anti-Gay Bias

UPDATE: Charles Rhines was executed at 7:39 PM on November 4, 2019 by lethal injection. Despite trying to halt the execution, all three of his late appeals were denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the 20th person to be executed in South Dakota since 1877, but his sentence still surrounds controversy as the […]

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Here’s How a Grand Jury Works

How a Grand Jury Works in New York State “The People’s Panel” The institution of the grand jury has a significant place in the criminal justice system. Sometimes known as the “people’s panel,” the grand jury is empowered to determine whether there is probable cause to indict individuals on serious criminal charges. Both the constitution […]

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