Tag Archive: jury

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Logical Reasonings / 12.5.14

Here’s what legal experts have to say regarding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. Gothamist

This 3L just put a hurting on Columbia Law via Twitter. Above the Law

Our planet’s journey deeper and deeper into space continues… BBC

“The American federal criminal justice system is basically a lottery that all of us are entered in that no one wants to win”… Above the Law

Not sure if this has anything to do with the latest hipster trend, or if it’s just the laziest case of parenting possible. Vocativ

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Logical Reasonings / 7.10.14

A) The ABA Fan Club just lost another member. Forbes.

B) Donald Sterling, classy as ever. ABA Journal.

C) When you get that coveted Biglaw, make sure you squeeze as much dough out of it as possible. Above the Law.

D) According to a jury, the Los Angeles Dodgers were 25% responsible for Brian Stow’s death. CNN.

E) The internet loves Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New Republic.

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Logical Reasonings / 4.8.14

A) Well done, classics majors. You have been crushing the LSAT. Above the Law.

B) Last night, UConn defeated Kentucky to win the NCAA tournament. Today, Thomas M. Cooley takes the crown in the worst law school bracket. Above the Law.

C) Isn’t this was the jury selection process is for? A Public Defender.

D) UFO enthusiasts are freaking out over the latest photo from Mars. Allow NASA to shed some light. ABC News.

E) In the animal kingdom, the elegance, grace and majesty of the canine is unmatched. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 2.20.14

A) The kid from Hook is now a law school professor in Cleveland. He might’ve been a pro baseball player if his dad had shown up to more little league games. Cleveland Scene.

B) Believe it or not, there are other ways to get out of jury duty besides profanity and racial slurs. CBS Philly.

C) No matter how busy you get as a lawyer, there’s always time for meditation. Probably not in the courtroom, though. ABA Journal.

D) Harper Lee has settled her dispute with a museum over To Kill a Mockingbird. Too bad she’ll never write a second settlement. Wall Street Journal.

E) “They grow up so fast” applies to dogs and cats, too. Tastefully Offensive.

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The Zimmerman Verdict: Why the Jury Chose Not Guilty

The night of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home from a convenience store with snacks. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, thought Martin looked suspicious and began to follow him. A confrontation followed, which ended with Zimmerman shooting and killing Martin. The gun was Zimmerman’s; Martin was unarmed.

Those are the parts of the story that everyone agrees on, though obviously there are many blank spaces in there, and a lot of dispute over what happened in those blank spaces. But given that outline alone, it’s not hard to see why many have been outraged that Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges. How could that happen, when he was the one who started the whole thing, and he was the one with the gun?

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Logical Reasonings / 6.13.12

A) Lance Armstrong is charged in a widespread doping scandal. NBC Sports.

B) After a hung jury, the Justice Department says they won’t retry John Edwards for corruption. Fox News.

C) Bristol Palin sued for defamation. Surprisingly, by a heckler and not the mechanical bull. Huffington Post.

D) Dewey & LeBoeuf won’t go gently into that good night. Honestly, what would a law firm dissolution be without a lot of lawsuits? Above the Law.

E) For those of you who feel like you fell on your face Monday, be glad that at least no one was recording it. The Soup.