Racial Bias Has No Place in the Jury Room

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a trial by an impartial jury, and the legal system affords numerous protections against juror bias and misconduct. And in a decision issued on March 6, 2017, a majority of the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the Sixth Amendment guarantee to trial by impartial jury. In … Read More

Behind the Scenes at Jury Duty

In a previous blog, I discussed receiving a jury duty notice. And I had jury duty for a few days in February. It was really insightful. On Day 1, we assembled into the large jury room on the second floor of the Luzerne County Courthouse. It appeared that there were … Read More

The Call to Jury Duty

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. … Read More