Impeachment and the Importance of Fair Juries

Lawyers, like members of the public at large, have strong feelings for or against the impeachment of President Trump. But if there’s one thing they can agree on, it’s how it brings home the importance of a fair, neutral jury in any fact-finding process. Democrats favoring impeachment have complained that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell… read more

Zimmerman Not Guilty: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Last weekend, George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the criminal case involving the death of Trayvon Martin. Given the racial overtones of the case, it’s no surprise that reaction to the verdict has been explosive. This illustrates a general problem: jurors often get a bad rap for what they do. People unhappy with… read more