Citizen Juries

Jury trials for criminal defendants are secured in the body of the Constitution as well as in the Sixth Amendment. The Supreme Court has applied this protection to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment. Serving on a jury is a responsibility of citizenship.

Top Stories

Layers in McDonnell Trial Spar Over Juror’s Dismissal
Date: 10/16/14
Source: The Washington Post

Smack Talk to Get Out of Jury Duty Lands Man in Jail Cell
Date: 10/10/14
Source: The Omaha World Herald

Judge Tosses Prospective Hillsborough Country Juror in Jail
Date: 10/13/14
Source: the Tampa Tribune

John Goodman Retrial: Day 2 of Jury Selection Ends with 63 Potential Jurors
Date: 10/7/14
Source: The Sun Sentinel

Judge Denies Mistrial After Dismissing African-American Juror in Zimbabwe Trial
Date: 10/7/14
Source: The Chicago Tribune

Forty People Make it to Second Day of Jury Selection in Goodman Retrial
Date: 10/6/14
Source: The Sun Sentinel

Potential Arias Juror Disobeys Judge, Walks Out of Courthouse
Date: 10/6/14
Source: KPHO 5 Phoenix

Dismissed Juror Apologizes to Angela Corey for Comment
Date: 9/29/14
Source: Action News Jacksonville

Potential Jodi Arias Jurors Dismissed in Droved
Date: 9/30/14
Source: USA Today

Dunn Juror Dismissed for Alleged Bias
Date: 9/27/14
Source: FCN 12 Jacksonville

Burnsville Murder Suspect Wants Change of Venue and First Degree Charges Dismissed
Date: 9/25/14
Source: The Star Tribune

Dunn Retrial: Inside Courtroom 406
Date: 9/22/14
Source: First Coast News

Tracie Hunter Files Motion Asking Judge Norbery Nadel to Disqualify Himself
Date: 9/17/17
Source: WCPO 9 Cincinnati

Ellis Juror Dismissed for Hardship
Date: 9/19/14
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Excused McDonnell Juror Discussed Case at Bar
Date: 9/18/14
Source: CSN Baltimore

Juror Anonymity Crucial in Reputed E.C. Gang Member Trial, Prosecutors Say
Date: 9/21/14
Source: NWI Times Chicago

Juror Dismissed from Kalamazoo Murder Trial
Date: 9/19/14
Source: WKZO Kalamazoo

Ferguson, Mo., Unrest Prominent Theme in Jury Selection for Detroit Officer’s Trial
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Detroit News

Mistrial Declared After Juror Tells Judge He knows Slain Pastor’s Wife
Date: 9/11/14
Source: Dallas News

Dismissed Juror Says he Thought McDonnell’s Innocent
Date: 9/12/14
Source: The Roanoke Times

As Leon Ford Case Shows, Alternate Jurors’ Role Can be Challenging
Date: 9/15/14
Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette

2,000 Potential Jurors Could be Called for Tsarnaev Trial
Date: 9/12/14
Source: Boston Herald

Putnam County Deputy Found guilty After Using Excessive Force
Date: 9/12/14
Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

Ryan Welch Murder trial jury selection: 15 of 16 Jurors Selected on First Day
Date: 9/8/14
Source: MassLive.com

11 Women and One Man Seated on Tracie Hunter Jury
9/9/14
Source: WKRC Cincinnati

SEAL’s Widow Seeks Retrial in Ventura Case Trial
Date: 9/5/14
Source: Military.com

Motion to Restart Jury Selection in APS Trial is Denied
Date: 9/3/14
Source: 11alive.com

Jurors quizzed on bias in face of triple murder defendant Caius Veiovis sporting tattoos, implants
Date: 9/3/14
Source: MassLive.com

Partner of man killed after jury mistake freed him sentenced for burglary
Date: 9/3/14
Source: The Fresno Bee

Judge rejects defense claim that jury is tainted in APS cheating scandal trial
Date: 9/3/14
Source: WFSB.com

Debate Over Jury Instructions at Ex-Governor’s Trial
Date: 8/28/14
Source: New York Times