Despite strict instructions and admonitions from presiding judges, juror misconduct in terms of researching and posting about pending matters has resulted in numerous mistrials and overturned convictions in recent years. For example, an Arkansas court threw out a murder conviction, in part because of Tweets. A New Jersey appellate court overturned heroin possession convictions, initially...Read More
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In the matter of In Re: HEB Grocery Company, LP, No. 15-0625 (May 27, 2016) (not yet published), the Texas Supreme Court reversed lower court rulings which had previously denied a physical or mental examination sought by the defense through a retained defense expert. The Texas Supreme Court's per curiam opinion now entitles a defendant, upon proper motion and order made under Rule 204.1 of...Read More