Power, Corruption And Lies: How Juries Are Responding

Law360 (February 8, 2018, 11:14 AM EST) -- Stories of political corruption, corporate conspiracy and sexual harassment in the United States span the ages. So why has the reaction to them seemed to change in the past year? How does this phenomenon affect jury verdicts? What does all of this mean for litigators?

Political Scandals

From land-acquisition bribes involving the Georgia State Legislature in 1795 to the Watergate scandal in 1972, political shenanigans have a substantial place in our history books. Consistent with the past, 2017 was no stranger to political mischiefs.

On one hand is the national scandal involving allegations that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia...

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