Thursday, December 16, 2004

Speaking of trials, the behaviour and treatment of juries after a trial is one interesting difference between the Canadian and American legal systems. In Canada jurors may not discuss their experiences on a jury. In the US in recent years we've seen more and more jurors interviewed, either by the media immediately after a trial or by news programs like Investigative Reports at some later date. Given the publicity jurors get I'm surprised that no one has gone after a juror or jurors after a trial because they didn't like the verdict. Unfortunately I suspect its likely to happen sooner or later, especially in connection with a high profile case.

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