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Psychology In the Courtroom – Is Social Science “Common Sense” or a Tool to Correct Juror Misconceptions?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson and Thomas M. O’Rourke The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued two decisions regarding the use of social science experts in criminal cases.  As noted by University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, however, the opinions appear

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Steve Martin the Juror – New Federal Jury Instructions on Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Actor Steve Martin, while on jury duty, tweeted the following to 380,000 fans:  “REPORT FROM JURY DUTY: defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks.”  A few hours later, Martin added, “REPORT

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Using Social Media to Track Juror’s Online Postings

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Lindsey E. Wilkinson Just as lawyers now routinely conduct due diligence on opposing parties’ social media pages (see our July 20 Sidebar post), some lawyers also are monitoring postings by jurors on social media

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One Last Question.

I recently attended a large event with a room filled with lawyers and judges.  One of the award recipients made the mistake of telling the audience that his acceptance speech was going to be quick and short.  It wasn’t.  Judges started to talk amongst themselves,

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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