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Back in the saddle

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I took a break from blogging to prepare for trial in a bad faith insurance case. The case settled last week on terms that made my client happy, so I’m back and will try to make up in coming weeks for not posting so long.

More than an appearance of impropriety!

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The Supreme Court is being asked to decide: “May a judge who receives more than $1 million in direct and indirect campaign contributions from a party and its supporters, while that party’s case is pending, cast the deciding vote in that party’s favor, consistent with the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the… Continue Reading

“Deselecting” the jury

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As a follow up to my recent post on jury research, read Clay Conrad’s criticism of the misinformation the public is given about jury selection over at Jurygeek and my comment about “deselection” of jurors.

My Denny Crane Moment

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I had a Denny Crane-absent-minded moment yesterday. Trying to do my legal maven thing, I offered to send an attorney on a listserv I belong to a recent article I had written for a seminar on Mississippi construction lien law.

Dynamite Charges to the Jury

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Point of Law points to a PrawfsBlawg post by David Hoffman explaining the use of “Allen” or “Dynamite” jury instructions telling jurors to continue deliberating even though they report being deadlocked.