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chapter 8 j300 - J300 Fargo Spring 2009 Study Guide for...

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J300 – Fargo Spring 2009 Study Guide for Chapter 8 The questions below are designed to help you study as you read Chapter 8 of the Trager- Russomanno-Ross textbook. There are no guarantees that all of these questions will be on the exam, and there may be questions on the exam that are not here (from lecture notes, for example). 1. What was the importance of Sheppard v. Maxwell ? -In this case, the Court criticized a judge who allowed extensive pretrial and trial publicity of a high profile murder case. The Court said that some press was acceptable but “massive and pervasive” media coverage that reaches the jurors a permeates the trial may be presumed to prejudice the fairness of the process. 2. What two kinds of media-related juror bias may lead an appellate court to overturn a criminal conviction? -Identifiable -Presumed (Sheppard v. Maxwell) 3. What remedies do attorneys have at jury selection to avoid prejudiced jurors? -Judges determine: where and how the jury is chosen, where and when the trial takes place and the amount of freedom jury members and other trial participants have during the trial and the deliberation of innocence or guilt. 4. What remedies may judges use to counteract prejudicial pretrial publicity?
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