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biases, then debiasing jury instructions emphasizing procedural justice
169) Courts should look to address Internet Misconduct through both clarified jury instructions, which will make them easier to read, and repeated warnings from the bench to not engage in impermissible behavior.
As official publisher, LexisNexis shipped copies of the new criminal jury instructions (CALCRIM) to attorneys in early November.
Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and in many state systems, trial judges have wide discretion over jury selection, trial procedures, and jury instructions.
Pattern jury instructions are statements of the law designed by committees of judges and lawyers for presentation to jurors.
The procedure for adoption and publishing of standard jury instructions in Florida requires publication to The Florida Bar for public comment.
Citing such scenes, Grace jokes that some judges lock the doors to their courtrooms before reciting jury instructions only to prevent jurors from bolting because of boredom and confusion.
27) The Wisconsin courts, while announcing that "abuse of discretion" applies in general to jury instructions, add that the instructions given must cover the law, and specify that the question of which laws cover a particular set of facts will be reviewed de novo.
131) On appeal, the Commonwealth conceded that the jury instructions regarding voluntary manslaughter were erroneous, but maintained the defendant was not entitled to the instruction at all based upon the facts presented at trial.
Judge Lemuel Shaw's jury instructions in the 1850 murder trial of John White Webster included a definition of "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that the state Supreme Judicial Court has all but insisted Massachusetts judges continue to use to this day.
The main issue was the fact that in the jury instructions and verdict form the name of Amely Louise Betzen, a nurse who worked at the hospital, and not a party to the lawsuit, was substituted as a defendant for that of the hospital.
These sanctions range from jury instructions that imply that the spoliated evidence would have been damaging to the spoliating party, to completely barring any testimony by the spoliating party's experts, effectively resulting in an adverse finding against that party.