Clifford Law Offices offers these free articles to help educate people about subjects such as Jury Objectivity and Fairness
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 30, 2009
Chicago, IL -- The question of jury objectivity and fairness is an ideal that all courtrooms seek to achieve. This question has recently resurfaced in the news when some jurors posted comments about the trials in which they were jurors were found to be on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Jury objectivity is a key component of a fair trial. Central to fairness is the issue of jurors' questions. While traditionally jurors have been allowed to speak only through their verdicts, some jurisdictions allow juries to clarify points of law or instruction during deliberations. However, this approach is gradually yielding to a tougher stance on jury questions in some jurisdictions.
Robert Clifford, the nationally renowned personal injury attorney based out of Chicago, wrote about jury objectivity in a piece for the Chicago Lawyer. In 'Jurors' Questions Pose Tricky Balance,' Clifford examines jury fairness in the context of jury questions posed during deliberations. Ultimately, when dealing with the dynamic variables inherent in juries, preventing bias is a grand task. But with proper care and adherence to rules, keeping juries objective and fair goes a long way towards keeping trials aimed at just outcomes.
"Clifford Law Offices offers these free articles to help educate people about subjects such as Jury Objectivity and Fairness," says Robert A. Clifford, Founder.