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Brief clip of Dr. Huntley Taylor on Law & Crime during the Chauvin jury selection, about inviting jurors to share experiences and views on tough issues. It is also important to approach jurors, normalize bias and invite jurors to share biases that may lead to a cause challenge and save peremptory challenges.
Dr. Huntley Taylor commenting on Law & Crime during the Chauvin trial. Opening statements lay out the story of the case but in doing so, they lay out commitments about what the jurors will be hearing. Attorneys should only make commitments they know they can keep.
Dr. Huntley Taylor commenting about jury selection on Inside Edition during the Harvey Weinstein trial. When selecting a jury, leadership is a significant consideration. As we know, Weinstein never got his ideal juror and was convicted. Query whether that juror existed in his case.
Dr. Huntley Taylor is quoted in this Law360 article on the Chauvin jury selection. There is a lot here to think about, but one recommendation for all jury selections is to pay close attention to those jurors who are "neutral" on issues, particularly those issues about which there is a lot of exposure and public discussion.
Dr. Huntley Taylor is quoted in this Law360 article on the potential release of the juror names in the Chauvin trial. Who needs to know the names aside from the parties, who already know them? What more will be gained from knowing their identities, since there is nothing to force them to speak? In the inflammatory and divided country, query the risk/reward.