Saturday, January 26, 2013

Voir dire must be public, even when embarrassing to jurors

"Ruling on a protest by the owner of a local newspaper, Maine's top court on Thursday afternoon said a judge must hold jury selection sessions in open court, even if answering voir dire questions could be embarrassing to jurors.

Prospective members of the jury in the case at issue are being asked for their opinions on prostitution, pornography and adultery, among other topics, reports the Kennebec Journal."

Read more
Location Oakland, Ca | San Francisco, Ca | California - Private Investigator