Allowing Deliberating Jurors To Read Indictment At Home

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Normally, trial judges are vigilant in ensuring that every step in a jury's deliberative process takes place within the confines of a single location: the jury deliberation room. Jurors are abjured to do nothing outside that room which could affect their deliberations, that is, not to discuss the case with friends or family members at home, not to read news stories about the case, not to have discussions with anyone in the courthouse, not to do their own research, and not to visit any of the...
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