TRIAL PRACTICE

Differing Opinions on Accepting Questions from Jurors

Does it enhance the fact-finding mission of the jury, or create more problems than it's worth?

, New Jersey Law Journal

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Questions from jurors to witnesses during trial is promoted by some federal judges, rejected by others and cautiously permitted by circuit courts with words of reservation. State courts on the whole are more receptive of the process. Appellate courts that permit the practice leave the decision to the discretion of the trial courts. This article explores the differing positions.

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