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Trump Juror With Concerns About Being IDed Excused
'We Have Our Jury,'
Trump Judge Announces

'We Have Our Jury,' Trump Judge Announces

Five more alternates are still needed

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan announced late Thursday afternoon that his court is no longer in the process of choosing the 12 jurors needed for Donald Trump's hush-money trial. "We have our jury," the judge told his Manhattan courtroom. "Let's pick our alternates." One alternate has...

Trump's Jury Questionnaire Is Released

Judge has 42 questions for potential jurors in Stormy Daniels case set to begin Monday

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan doesn't care if potential jurors in Donald Trump's hush money trial particularly like or don't like the former president, but he does care if they've dabbled in groups like QAnon, the Proud Boys, or antifa. As Politico reports, the New York Supreme Court...

Jack Smith Slams Trump's 'Daily Extrajudicial Statements'

Jack Smith accuses ex-president of remarks that could taint jury pool in election interference case

(Newser) - A mostly sealed court battle between Team Trump and special counsel Jack Smith, who's currently prosecuting two criminal cases against the former president, has spurred a new court filing in which Smith says Trump's remarks online could taint the jury pool in his election interference indictment. As CNN...

Fulton County Sheriff Steps In Over Threats to Trump Jurors

Investigation is underway after threats directed toward members of grand jury popped up online

(Newser) - Earlier this week, reports emerged that threats were being directed online toward members of the Georgia grand jury who opted to indict former President Donald Trump and 18 others over attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Now, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office is stepping in and launching an investigation...

Musk Celebrates Verdict: 'Wisdom of the People Has Prevailed!'

Jurors decide Musk didn't defraud Tesla investors with 2018 posts about EV automaker

(Newser) - A jury on Friday decided Elon Musk didn't defraud investors with his 2018 tweets about electric automaker Tesla in a proposed deal that quickly unraveled and raised questions about whether the billionaire had misled investors. The nine-member jury reached its verdict after less than two hours of deliberation following...

Harvey Weinstein Jurors in 8th Day of Deliberations

Los Angeles panel back at it Tuesday on accusations he sexually assaulted 4 women

(Newser) - Jurors in the latest Harvey Weinstein trial will resume deliberations for an eighth day on Tuesday. The panel already has met for about 28 hours over seven days, reports CNN . Nobody is speculating whether the prolonged deliberations might be good or bad news for the disgraced movie mogul. This case...

'Crime May Have Been Committed' in Cruz Jury Room

Prosecutors request investigation after juror describes possible threat

(Newser) - Hours after a jury recommended life in prison for the school shooter in the 2018 massacre in Parkland, Fla., prosecutors requested an investigation into the deliberations and asserted that "a crime may have been committed." One juror has claimed she felt threatened by another juror during discussions, according...

Most Jurors Backed Executing Cruz, Foreman Says

3 members believe killer to be mentally ill

(Newser) - A majority of the jury wanted the killer of 17 people at a Florida high school in 2018 to be executed, but three of the 12 members would not support the death penalty, the foreman said Thursday. So Nikolas Cruz was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the...

Jurors Head to Bloodstained Parkland School Building

They'll travel there Thursday under heavy security

(Newser) - Jurors in the trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are expected to walk through the still blood-spattered rooms of Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Thursday in a visit to the three-story building where he murdered 14 students and three staff members four years ago. The seven-man,...

It's the Deadliest US Mass Shooting to Go to Trial

Jury selection begins in Parkland case to determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be executed

(Newser) - Jury selection in the deadliest US mass shooting ever to go to trial begins Monday, with the panel chosen to determine whether Nikolas Cruz will be put to death for murdering 17 students and staff members at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Court officials say 1,500 candidates or...

Juror Says It Was 'Tough to Convict' the 'Likable' Holmes

Still, juror No. 6 Wayne Kaatz says he and his peers didn't find Theranos founder very credible

(Newser) - On Monday, the jury in the Elizabeth Holmes trial handed down guilty verdicts on four of the fraud and conspiracy charges against the Theranos founder, though it was a "tough" process, one of the jurors now reveals. Wayne Kaatz, aka Juror No. 6, tells ABC News that he and...

After 43 Hours of Deliberations, Holmes Jury Is Back at It
Holmes Jury Says It Is
Deadlocked on 3 Counts

Holmes Jury Says It Is Deadlocked on 3 Counts

Judge tells them to keep deliberating

(Newser) - Update: The jury in the Elizabeth Holmes case was sent back to the deliberation room Monday after they told the judge they were deadlocked on three of the 11 fraud counts against the former Theranos CEO. The jurors—who began deliberations before Christmas—didn't say which of the counts...

Holmes Jury Won't Have Verdict Before 2022

Closed-door meeting suggests plea deal could be in the works for former Theranos CEO

(Newser) - The jury weighing fraud charges against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes departed court Wednesday without reaching a verdict after six days of deliberations. It won't resume discussions until after the upcoming New Year's holiday weekend. The eight men and four women on the jury had been expected to...

Maxwell Jurors Tell Judge They Have Plans on Thursday

Jurors head home for Christmas without reaching a verdict; trial to resume Monday

(Newser) - If Ghislaine Maxwell had hoped to receive closure on her legal fate before her 60th birthday, which falls on Christmas Day, that gift won't be coming. Still, the Jeffrey Epstein associate "looked happy" Wednesday upon finding out the jury in her sex trafficking trial hasn't yet reached...

Judge Locks MSNBC Out of Kenosha Courthouse

Freelancer may have been following jury's van

(Newser) - While the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial is deliberating, the judge decided to bar MSNBC crews from the Wisconsin courthouse. The order followed reports that a network freelancer may have been following a bus carrying jurors, Fox News reports. Judge Bruce Schroeder said Thursday that the freelancer was...

Judge Gives Rittenhouse Jury Instructions

Don't listen to outside opinions, Schroeder says, even a president's

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse's fate is up to the jurors now, Judge Bruce Schroeder told them Monday evening, saying their job is to "determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty as to each of the offenses charged or submitted." A prosecutor had the last word during the...

Jury Deliberates in R. Kelly Trial
Jury Deliberates
in R. Kelly Trial

Jury Deliberates in R. Kelly Trial

Accusers stayed for the 'lavish lifestyle,' defense says, while prosecutor calls him a predator

(Newser) - R. Kelly's fate is now in a jury's hands, after weeks of lurid testimony in his sexual misconduct trial. A jury of seven men and five women began deliberating racketeering and sex-trafficking charges against the R&B superstar Friday, the AP reports. Prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their...

Chauvin Juror: Here's Why It Took Us as Long as It Did

Brandon Mitchell says most of the deliberation time was spent going over terminology

(Newser) - A juror who cast one of the unanimous votes to convict a white former Minneapolis police officer of killing George Floyd said deliberations were primarily spent trying to convince one person who was uncertain about part of the jury instructions. Brandon Mitchell is the first juror that deliberated in Derek...

Derek Chauvin Will Face Another Murder Charge

Judge approves 3rd-degree murder charge in George Floyd case; jury selection proceeds

(Newser) - A judge on Thursday granted prosecutors' request to add a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death, per the AP . Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill reinstated the charge after the former officer, Derek Chauvin, failed to get appellate courts to block it....

Now a Thing: Jury Trial... via Zoom
Now a Thing:
Jury Trial via Zoom

Now a Thing: Jury Trial via Zoom

Texas tries it out for what's believed to be the first time

(Newser) - For what officials believe is the first time since the US went into coronavirus lockdown, a virtual jury trial was held Monday. Lawyers in Texas' Collin County selected a jury from among the more than two dozen potential jurors who logged in to the videoconference, Reuters reports. They then served...

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