All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘juries’

Jodi Arias Retrial Set For March 17th

Thirty-three-year-old Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on May 8, 2013 in a case that gripped the nation; however, the initial jury was unable to decide on a penalty. Some jurors favored sentencing Arias to life in prison while other jurors preferred the death penalty. According to a Maricopa County Superior Court spokesperson, the retrial for the penalty phase …

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Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford Blames Twitter For Conviction

Earlier this month, Allen Stanford was convicted on 13 out of 14 counts relating to a giant Ponzi scheme that he’d been running for the past two decades. As chairman of the Stanford Financial Group, Stanford reportedly committed $7 billion dollars worth of fraud, a staggering figure that really only compares to that other famous Ponzi schemer. Now he wants …

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What Impact Does Facebook, Twitter Have On Court Juries?

To answer the question above; no, a majority of court cases aren’t tainted by the use of social media. According to a survey (PDF) which asked 508 judges various questions regarding juries and their use of social media services. It should be noted that the questionnaire was given to 952 judges, with only the 508 responding. So the results aren’t …

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