Tag Archives: Deliberations of Jury

Error to Imply That Juror Notes Are per se Less Accurate than Reporter’s
March 11th, 2021

It is well established that the jurors have a right to request readback of testimony during their deliberations. (See e.g., People v. Triplett (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 655, 662 [If the jury requests transcripts, the court should remind the jury of the right to request readback and to advise the court whether there is any testimony […]

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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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