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Can a Judge Properly Encourage Juror Notetaking?
June 12th, 2019

The practice of jury notetaking is approved by Penal Code § 1137, but the CSC has cautioned that notetaking creates risks that:   More significance will be placed by the jurors on their notes than on their own independent recollection. Notetaking may accentuate irrelevancies and ignore more substantial issues and evidence. Notes could unduly influence […]