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January 1, 2014
Meghan A. Dunn

This report summarizes the results of a Center survey of district court judges to assess the frequency with which jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations in the past two years, and to identify strategies for curbing this behavior. The survey was conducted at the request of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management. The survey also assessed the frequency with which attorneys use social media to conduct research on potential jurors during voir dire.

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September 30, 2003
Laural L. Hooper, Marie Leary

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed amending Rule 29 to preserve the government's right to appeal a trial court's decision to grant a motion for judgment of acquittal. DOJ argues, "Rule 29 as currently constituted represents an anomaly within the Rules and indeed within the judicial system." 

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January 1, 1987
Joe S. Cecil, Allan E. Lind, Gordon Bermant

A comparison of the demographic characteristics and trial experiences of jurors who served in lengthy civil trials with those of jurors who served in similar trials of shorter duration. In general, jurors in long trials were found to be less burdened by the demands of such trials than the authors expected.

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