A growing number of lawyers in South Florida are balking at the idea of picking juries without being able to see their faces while they wear masks as a required shield from COVID, and while experts can’t agree on the effect of masks, few want to take chances when the stakes are high.

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  • Spencer, Kessler, Cantwell and other white supremacists found liable in deadly Unite the Right rally
    The federal jury in Charlottesville awarded a total of $26 million in damages against the 12 individual defendants and five white nationalist organizations on trial.
    11/23/2021 - 5:34 am | View Link
  • Elizabeth Holmes Ends Day 3 of Testimony With String of Rebuttals.
    Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, worked to poke holes in the prosecution’s case, suggesting that others were to blame and that she believed in her start-up’s technology.
    11/23/2021 - 3:28 am | View Link
  • Elizabeth Holmes Concludes Day 2 of Her Testimony
    Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, suggested that she could not have intended to deceive investors because she believed the technology worked.
    11/22/2021 - 2:28 am | View Link
  • Jury deliberates in the 'Unite the Right' civil trial
    A jury deliberated for more than seven hours Friday without reaching a verdict in the civil trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly "Unite ...
    11/19/2021 - 3:33 pm | View Link
  • Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal fraud trial
    Fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes took the witness stand late Friday in her trial for criminal fraud. The former entrepreneur will attempt to refute the U.S. government’s allegations that ...
    11/19/2021 - 11:46 am | View Link
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  • Implicit Bias
    Mock jurors were asked to view five photographs of a crime scene, including a surveillance camera photo of a masked gunman whose arms were visible (Levinson & Young, 2010) . The race of the defendant was altered so that half of the participants saw someone with dark skin and the other half saw with light skin.
    11/24/2021 - 1:03 am | View Website
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    11/20/2021 - 12:39 am | View Website
  • £1.75m robbery suspect to face trial without jury | Crime ...
    During the armed raid six masked men rounded up members of staff at gunpoint and shots were fired at a supervisor. ... the judge told the jurors: "Events sometimes occur which create the risk of ...
    11/19/2021 - 7:03 pm | View Website
  • When It Comes to COVID-19 Rules in the Courtroom ...
    In Zaner’s trial, the judge and the lawyers paid close attention to how the jurors would respond before adjusting some of the COVID-19 rules. “The judge was very concerned about making sure ...
    11/18/2021 - 6:57 pm | View Website
  • EXPLAINER: Did Rittenhouse lawyers do enough to prevail ...
    The defense’s most consequential decision was to put Rittenhouse on the standto let him tell jurors what was going through his mind when he opened fire. Andrew Branca, a Colorado lawyer who wrote the book “The Law of Self Defense: Principles,” said on his blog about the trial that the decision was “a high-stakes bet by the defense, and ...
    11/13/2021 - 3:39 am | View Website
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