Okay to talk about jury deliberation?

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neuroticjew
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Okay to talk about jury deliberation?

Postby neuroticjew » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:22 am

I think I might have a good PS topic in discussing a criminal trial at which I was jury foreman last year. Since the trial has concluded I don't think there are any ethical non-disclosure issues, but might it be unseemly to discuss the deliberation process? (No naming names, of course, not even the defendant's.) It's an important part of the story and I really think could make a compelling PS if done right. At trial we were urged not to discuss the case *until it was concluded,* but I worry that some law schools might be turned off by me delving into detail about deliberation.

I'd love to know what you all think.

Renzo
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Re: Okay to talk about jury deliberation?

Postby Renzo » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:31 am

Once it's done, you're allowed to talk to anyone you want about it. Lawyers often ask jurors if they will talk after the trial about what worked, what didn't, what was confusing, etc.

flcath
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Re: Okay to talk about jury deliberation?

Postby flcath » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:40 am

You should blatantly lift scenes from Arthur Miller's Twelve Angry Men.

neuroticjew
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Re: Okay to talk about jury deliberation?

Postby neuroticjew » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:56 am

flcath wrote:You should blatantly lift scenes from Arthur Miller's Twelve Angry Men.


Haha, exactly what I had in mind. (No, not really. But seriously.)




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