In such cases, jurors are usually housed at a hotel, where they are not allowed to read the newspaper, watch television, or access the internet, and may have only limited contact with others, even each other. Sequestered longer than any jury in california history, refusing to betray. Federal trials, even in new york, do not mandate jury sequestration, though judges usually order it for important trials, like the embassy bombings cases. Jill ciments new novel follows a group of bored, drowsy, horny jurors who are sequestered together as they serve on a gruesome murder case. Jury sequestration is a strategy often used by judges to increase the chances of a fair and objective trial. Simpson case were sequestered for 265 days in 1995 the longest jury sequestration in u. Most people dread getting summoned, while some see jury duty as a respite from the daily grind of their 9to5 jobs.
Understanding the jury sequestration rules opinion front. So many books were published about the trial before it even. He contends that the sequestration process was an abysmal failure and exacerbated the tensions of being a juror in the trial. Facebook, and youtube, does sequestering a jury make sense anymore. So while making crucial decisions on evidence and arguments, the. The jury may be sequestered in a highprofile case, or they may be sequestered when it is believed. He argues against the sequestering of a jury unless its for their own physical safety, and tells of the problems that ensued. Even though the judge would charge the jury that they should listen to all the evidence before they made up their minds, the chances were likely that 100% of them will have already decided if william was guilty or not before the trial was over. It involves the isolation of the jurors from any outside influence during the course of the trial. To sequester a jury is to gather the members of a jury together in a location specified by the court and restrict their access to both media and the general public. New yorks jury sequestration law has been on the books since 1881. Learn about the various rules that need to be followed during such an event, through this article. The jury duty reading list the new york public library. Jury sequestration is the isolation of a jury to avoid accidental or deliberate tainting of the jury by exposing them to outside influence or information that is not admissible in court.241 1476 1429 323 169 1289 534 1405 703 743 65 704 600 1418 1099 111 1158 1569 1161 1518 40 162 613 1562 420 216 1077 222 1175 874 642 334 1035 1408