Best Juries Books

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1. Common Law Handbook: For Juror's, Sheriff's, Bailiff's, and Justice's

Author: by David E. Robinson
64 pages

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ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN SAVE AMERICA WILL YOU? THEN REGISTER WITH THE NATIONAL REGISTRY At www. NationalLibertyAlliance. Org to become a common law Jurist. We are establishing Common Law Grand Juries in all 3,141 counties in the United States of America.

By doing this the people will move our Courts back to Courts of Justice and take 100% control of our government. Watch the video Power of the Grand Jury. THE DUTY OF THE COMMON LAW GRAND JURY is to right any wrong.

If anyone’s unalienable rights have been violated, or removed, without a legal sentence of their peers, the Grand Jury can restore them. In addition, if a dispute shall arise concerning this matter it shall be settled according to the judgment of the Grand Jurors, the Sureties of the peace.

IN A US SUPREME COURT STUNNING 6 TO 3 DECISION JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA, writing for the majority, confirmed that the American grand jury is neither part of the judicial, executive nor legislative branches of governme

2. Nuclear Verdicts: Defending Justice For All

Author: by Robert F Tyson JR.
222 pages

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This is the first book ever written for the defense on how to avoid runaway jury verdicts. I wrote this book because I care about fairness. I believe everyone has the right to a fair trial, not just plaintiff lawyers and their clients.

Defendants are entitled to have a jury decide their case without being stirred with passion and bias by creative plaintiff lawyers. This is the defense playbook for justice. You will learn trial techniques to even the playing field for defendants seeking a fair trial.

Every aspect of a civil jury trial will be covered, from voir dire to opening statements to witnesses and finally closing arguments. There is a formula for defeating plaintiff attorneys’ deceptive tactics and psychological gamesmanship, and you will learn it.

While full of 30 years of trial victories and personal experiences, this is a how to book. How to defend at trial. How to beat plaintiff attorneys at their own game.How to win. It is time to bring an end to the epidemic of nuclear verdicts across our country.

3. Common Law Community Training Manual: Establishing the Reign of Natural Liberty: the Common Law and Its Courts

Author: by Rev. Kevin D. Annett
54 pages

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The Purpose of a Common Law court Many people are plagued by the injustice of the courts, police, schools, banks, social services and the NHS. As citizens of a common law based judicial system, we have the right to come together in our local communities and convene a common law court in full lawful legitimacy.

We are capable of judging and sentencing any person, business or organization fairly regardless of the status they hold in society. A court convened randomly by the public can be trusted to judge fairly with no alterior motives. Our sentences are enforced by local community members acting as peace officers who are sworn agents of the court directed by our court appointed sheriff.

4. On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy

Author: by Thomas M Melsheimer
288 pages

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Two outstanding Texas trial lawyersone now an equally respected district judgehave written On the Jury Trial, a must have reference for any trial lawyer aspiring to excellence or seeking to maintain it. Topics include voir dire, opening statement, preparing witnesses, cross examination, using exhibits, closing argument, jury research, and more, with excellent examples and do’s and don’ts provided throughout.

Think of this book as the senior law partner’s memo to associates on how to really try a case. Looking for fly-on-the-wall insight into world-class trial preparation and strategy?Here it is. A behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the judicial process?

This book has you covered. Its combination of advice, illustration, and commentary is every bit as valuable as it is unique. Every litigator should have this book on the shelf, no matter the state in which they practice.

5. Hung Jury: The Diary of a Menendez Juror

Author: by Hazel Thornton
224 pages

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Hazel Thornton takes us behind the scenes of one of the highest profile murder cases of all time. More than two decades after serving as a juror on the seven-month murder trial People v. Erik Galen Menendez, Hazel updates her book Hung Jury with a new preface and a postscript essay of observations about the Menendez brothers’ second trial.

Includes psychological commentary by Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Amy J. Posey, and legal commentary by Alan Scheflin.

6. Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system

Author: by Janice Hisle
304 pages

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A young bride drowns in her bathtub. Her husband of four months is accused of murder. What happened in their tiny suburban bathroom-and why-was never resolved. A gripping true-crime drama, based on exclusive new information, SUBMERGED exposes hidden angles of a case that divided an American community, tore apart two families and tested the criminal justice system.

Compelled by conscience and curiosity, former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice Hisle-who covered the saga of Ryan and Sarah Widmer from the start-dug deep to tell the untold story. Ten years later, new questions and answers surfaced in dozens of interviews, 6,000 pages of trial transcripts and previously unrevealed records such as:Ryan’s first statement about Sarah’s deathAttorneys’ notes and trial-preparation documentsRyan’s personal journal, notes and correspondenceMore than a thousand pages of police recordsSUBMERGED will draw you into the depths of a stranger-than-fiction story that you will ponder long after turning the final page.

7. Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury

Author: by Jeffery T. Frederick
American Bar Association
744 pages

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This much anticipated and expanded 4th edition by one of the nation’s most experienced trial consultants goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial.

This valuable guide will help you understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies and adapt them to the unique circumstances you face in your trial jurisdiction. Topics covered include: Understanding the importance of the jurors’ backgrounds, experiences, and opinions Developing voir dire questions Good questioning techniques and skills that increase juror candor and honesty Reading jurors’ nonverbal behavior Tips for improving your success in group voir dire settings Successfully overcoming common problems encountered during voir dire, including identifying and handling stealth jurors How to develop and use juror questionnaires effectively Applying effective voir dire skills and methods to member selection in courts-martial The impact of the Internet on jury selection and jury trials Overall jury selection strategiesThis book is packed with updated practical advice, a new chapter on courts-martial, and supplemented with appendices, including examples of useful voir dire questions for civil and criminal cases.

8. Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America

Author: by Katherine Mader
391 pages

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Have you ever wondered what a judge is really thinking? To most people, judges are mysterious creatures. Judge Mader shines a bright spotlight on the hidden folds of the judging world. The old saying is that judges merely “follow the law.” Yet following the law can produce wildly different results depending upon each judge’s background, politics, and life experiences.

Even the floor of the courthouse to which a case is assigned can mean the difference between prison and freedom. From her perch behind the bench, Judge Mader witnesses a parade of drug addicts, gang members, mentally ill defendants, pricey private attorneys, jaded prosecutors, and true-believer public defenders.

Never before has the judging world been laid bare for all to see.”This book literally held me hostage until the last page.” -author Michael Connelly

9. Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments In Modern Law

Author: by Michael S Lief
Scribner (May 15, 2000)
400 pages

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The closing arguments from ten noteworthy caseslawyers and nonlawyers will enjoy the passion and eloquence of these counselors; practitioners of law will find much to learn from them (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama.

For five years the authors researched every archive, and readers can now lose themselves in the summations of America’s finest litigators. Clarence Darrow saves Leopold and Loeb from the gallows in the Roaring Twenties. Gerry Spence takes on the nuclear power industry for the death of Karen Silkwood in a modern-day David and Goliath struggle.

Vincent Bugliosi squares off against the madness of Charles Manson and his murderous family in the aftermath of their bloody spree. Clara Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California, argues passionately to an all-male jury, defending her place in the courtroom.

10. Why Not Kill Her: A Juror's Perspective: The Jodi Arias Death Penalty Retrial

Author: by Paul Sanders

21 hours and 5 minutes

Paul Sanders

Kelly Rhodes

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On June 4, 2008, at approximately 5:30 p.M. In a quiet suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, Jodi Arias stabbed Travis Alexander 29 times, cut his throat, and then shot him in the head. The killer then went to great lengths to cover up the crime, including sending his grandmother flowers, going to the memorial service, driving by the victim’s house, and calling the lead investigator, Detective Esteban Flores.

It would take five years before the case would be put in front of a second jury and leave them to decide whether Arias was a cold, calculating killer or the victim of extreme domestic violence at the hands of an abusive boyfriend.

Paul Sanders sat in the public gallery for each and every one of the 47 days of the trial, and took extensive notes, transposing every twist and turn of it to social media every night. With allegations of pornography, racial slurs, and a search for the answer to the question of domestic violence and alleged child abuse, the journey is both painful and meticulous.

11. Jury Decision Making: The State of the Science (Psychology and Crime, 8)

Author: by Dennis J. Devine
NYU Press (August 6, 2012)
283 pages

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While jury decision making has received considerable attention from social scientists, there have been few efforts to systematically pull together all the pieces of this research. In Jury Decision Making, Dennis J. Devine examines over 50 years of research on juries and offers a “big picture” overview of the field.

The volume summarizes existing theories of jury decision making and identifies what we have learned about jury behavior, including the effects of specific courtroom practices, the nature of the trial, the characteristics of the participants, and the evidence itself. Making use of those foundations, Devine offers a new integrated theory of jury decision making that addresses both individual jurors and juries as a whole and discusses its ramifications for the courts.

Providing a unique combination of broad scope, extensive coverage of the empirical research conducted over the last half century, and theory advancement, this accessible and engaging volume offers “one-stop shopping” for scholars, students, legal professionals, and those who simply wish to better understand how well the jury system works.

12. Twenty Million Angry Men: The Case for Including Convicted Felons in Our Jury System

Author: by James M. Binnall
288 pages

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Today, all but one U.S. Jurisdiction restricts a convicted felon’s eligibility for jury service. Are there valid, legal reasons for banishing millions of Americans from the jury process? How do felon-juror exclusion statutes impact convicted felons, jury systems, and jurisdictions that impose them?

Twenty Million Angry Men provides the first full account of this pervasive yet invisible form of civic marginalization. Drawing on extensive research, James M. Binnall challenges the professed rationales for felon-juror exclusion and highlights the benefits of inclusion as they relate to criminal desistance at the individual and community levels.

Ultimately, this forward-looking book argues that when it comes to serving as a juror, a history of involvement in the criminal justice system is an asset, not a liability.

13. A Trial by Jury

Author: by D. Graham Burnett
208 pages

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When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial.

There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence, and a parade of bizarre witnesses. But it is later, behind the closed door of the jury room, that he encounters the essence of the jury experience he and eleven citizens from radically different backgrounds must hammer consensus out of confusion and strong disagreement.

By the time he hands over the jury’s verdict, Burnett has undergone real transformation, not just in his attitude toward the legal system, but in his understanding of himself and his peers. Offering a compelling courtroom drama and an intimate and sometimes humorous portrait of a fractious jury, A Trial by Jury is also a finely nuanced examination of law and justice, personal responsibility and civic duty, and the dynamics of power and authority between twelve equal people.

14. The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform (American Psychology-Law Society Series)

Author: by Brian H. Bornstein
Oxford University Press
416 pages

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Although the jury is often referred to as one of the bulwarks of the American justice system, it regularly comes under attack. Recent changes to trial procedures, such as reducing jury size, allowing non-unanimous verdicts, and rewriting jury instructions in plain English, were designed topromote greater efficiency and adherence to the law.

Other changes, such as capping damages and replacing jurors with judges as arbiters in complex trials, seem designed to restrict the role of laypeople in trial outcomes. Whether these innovations are implemented to facilitate the administrationof justice or due to the belief that juries have excessive power and make irrational decisions, they raise a host of questions about their effects on juries’ judgments and about justice.

Policymakers sometimes make incorrect assumptions about jury behavior, with the result that some reform effortshave had surprising and unintended consequences. The Jury Under Fire reviews a number of controversial beliefs about juries as well as the implications of these views for jury reform.