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Criminal – Guilty verdict vacated because of possible juror bias (access required)

Where a juror reported possible intimidation, including being photographed by family members or friends of the defendants, it was reversible error for the district court to not question the jurors directly and to only focus on whether there were photographs on one cellphone. The possibility of juror bias violated the defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to ...

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