Diagnosing Juror Bias Against Foreign Witnesses

By Christina Marinakis (December 21, 2017, 12:10 PM EST) -- To say that America has a complicated relationship with "foreignness" would no doubt be an understatement. After all, the vast majority of us have relatives or ancestors who immigrated to the United States at some point in time. (I, myself, am a first-generation citizen.) Yet, there remains a great deal of political controversy and social tension between Americans and the foreign-born (or even those who merely appear to be foreign-born). It's no surprise that our clients wonder whether jurors' attitudes on these issues might influence their ability to fairly and impartially consider the testimony of foreign witnesses, or whether potential bias...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!