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Jury selection is a challenging, yet necessary, process for prosecutors and defense attorneys, especially for the ones involved in a recent murder trial in Ventura County, California. An article in the Ventura County Star breaks down how the jury was selected, and NCSC's Knowledge and Information Analyst Greg Hurley provides insight on jurors who are dismissed for "cause." Read the full story in the Ventura County Star.
Did you know that ONLY two states have laws to provide juror counseling? Can name them? NBC News reports on juror counseling and references a 2015 NCSC study on the matter. Read the full story on NBCNews.com.
The nation’s two national state court leadership associations have formed a National Task Force on Fines, Fees and Bail Practices to address the ongoing impact that court fines and fees and bail practices have on communities –especially the economically disadvantaged -- across the United States. Read the full press release.
Court administrator of the Cleveland Municipal Court Russell R Brown III has been named the 2015 recipient of the Warren E. Burger Award for excellence in court administration. Read the full news release.