NJ Court Proposal Codifies Public Access To Jury Selections

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 7:53 PM EST) -- A newly proposed change to New Jersey court rules would specifically require public access to jury selections, unless the presiding judge determines there is some compelling need otherwise.

Jury selection would have to be conducted in open court even in the face of potential space issues, according to the Feb. 25 proposal from the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection in Civil and Criminal Trials, which calls for judges to consider reasonable alternatives under such circumstances.

If there is indeed a compelling need to close any...
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