Tag Archives: Deliberations of Jury


CC 202 Erroneously Limits Jurors’ Ability To Request Readback Of Testimony
December 16th, 2020

CC 202 instructs the jurors as follows:   If there is a disagreement about the testimony [and stipulations] at trial, you may ask that the (court reporter’s record be read to/court’s recording be played for) you.   This language is too limited because jurors should have the ability to request readback of testimony even if […]


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Further Instructions During Deliberations
February 1st, 2014

  As explained by the CC Committee:   This committee drafted [CC 3351], Further Instruction About Deliberations, at the suggestion of two council members who are former CC committee members, Judge Mary Ann O’Malley of Contra Costa County and Judge Terri Jackson of San Francisco. The judges expressed concern that without a CC instruction to […]


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