NJ High Court Weighs Take-Home Jury Instructions

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday considered whether to overturn a woman's criminal convictions because the jury was allowed to take home its written instructions, setting the stage for a decision that could reverberate through all criminal proceedings in the state.

Attorneys for Shaffona Morgan, a Trenton, N.J., woman who was convicted of assault and gun charges in 2008, told the high court that the trial judge in her case had communicated with jurors without attorneys present and permitted them to take instructions home over...
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