Privacy Is Still a Victim When Rape Cases Hit the Justice System

Britain is struggling to end its dependence on the traumatizing seizure of data from victims’ phones. Pervasive rape culture is making it difficult.

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I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?

For years as a journalist, I’ve covered attempts to exonerate incarcerated people. But a letter from Yutico Briley led to a different kind of story.

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Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officers in Death of Black Man Restrained in Jail

The death of Marvin Scott III, who died after being pepper-sprayed and placed in a spit hood, prompted weeks of protests in front of the jail in Collin County, Texas.

#black-people, #collin-county-tex, #criminal-justice, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jury-system, #mental-health-and-disorders, #scott-marvin-d-iii-1995-2021

How a Secretive Legal Process Protects Police From Charges

Grand jury minutes in the investigation into Daniel Prude’s death reveal the many ways the criminal justice system struggles when prosecuting the police.

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Court Overturns Fraud Conviction of Corrine Brown, Ex-U.S. Representative

Corrine Brown, a Florida Democrat who served more than two years in prison after being found guilty of running a sham charity, was granted a new trial by a federal appeals court.

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Inside the Chauvin Jury Room: 11 of 12 Jurors Were Ready to Convict Right Away

One juror described the seven hours of closed-door deliberations that led to Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction.

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Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different

With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology, New York’s court systems have geared up to clear a looming backlog of cases.

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Twelve Jurors Seated in Chauvin Case

The court has selected 12 jurors in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of murder in the death of George Floyd. Opening statements are scheduled for March 29.

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Two Jurors Removed From Chauvin Trial, Prejudiced by Civil Payout to Floyd Family

News that the City of Minneapolis had agreed to pay $27 million to the family of George Floyd made it hard for them to be impartial about the former police officer accused of killing him, the jurors said.

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‘Nobody Wants to Be There, Dude’: How a Juror’s Podcast Led to an Appeal

A federal judge warned a jury not to talk to anyone about the case. One juror had an online comedy show.

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Book Review: ‘Terror to the Wicked,’ by Tobey Pearl

Tobey Pearl’s “Terror to the Wicked” describes a 1638 trial in which three colonists were convicted and executed for murdering a Native American.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Five Jurors Are Quickly Chosen

The quick pace of juror selection and an awaited ruling from the State Supreme Court means opening statements in Derek Chauvin’s trial are likely to begin on March 29 as scheduled.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: The Search for an Impartial Jury

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death.

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What Are the Questions for Potential Jurors in the Derek Chauvin Trial?

A jury questionnaire shows what each side may be looking for as jury selection begins next week. Our reporters analyzed some of the questions.

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First Challenge in George Floyd Murder Trial: Finding an Impartial Jury

Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death.

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I Don’t Trust Police Testimony. Can I Lie to Get on a Jury?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how far one should go to participate in the judicial process.

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Only 9 Trials in 9 Months: Virus Wreaks Havoc on N.Y.C. Courts

The coronavirus has upended criminal trials in the city, infiltrating courtrooms in ways that threaten both health and justice.

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Breonna Taylor Grand Juror Says Homicide Charges Were Not Presented

A judge gave grand jurors in the case permission to speak publicly, a rare move that immediately led one juror to speak out.

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Scott Peterson’s Murder Convictions to Be Re-examined, Court Orders

The move comes two months after the California Supreme Court overturned a sentence of death for his 2004 convictions.

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20 Hours of Audio From Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Are Set to Be Made Public

The rare release of audio from grand jury proceedings is expected to happen on Friday morning and may shed light on the jurors’ decision to indict one of three officers who fired their weapons.

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2-Day Delay Granted in Release of Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording

The tape was to be released on Wednesday, but Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky attorney general, said he needed more time to redact information about witnesses.

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In the Breonna Taylor Case, a Battle of Blame Over the Grand Jury

In theory, jurors have broad powers to investigate, subpoena witnesses and bring charges, legal experts said. But in practice, prosecutors control the process and are rarely challenged.

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Grand Jury Deliberations in Breonna Taylor Case Will Be Released

The Kentucky attorney general’s office said it would release the panel’s recordings after a grand juror contended in a court filing that its discussions were inaccurately characterized.

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Scott Peterson’s Death Sentence Is Overturned

The California Supreme Court upheld Mr. Peterson’s 2004 conviction for killing his wife, Laci Peterson, but it said the judge’s mistakes had denied him an impartial jury during sentencing.

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N.Y.’s Legal Limbo: Pandemic Creates Backlog of 39,200 Criminal Cases

A justice system based on face-to-face meetings has been limping along with virtual hearings, but officials are struggling with how to restart trials and grand jury proceedings.

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What Jury Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic Looks Like

Oregon and other states have begun holding jury trials again, leading to courtroom drama that may have nothing to do with the charges.

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A Precedent Overturned Reveals a Supreme Court in Crisis

Separate opinions in a case show nine justices pursuing agendas far removed from the dispute at hand.

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