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Dismissal of Deliberating Juror: “Great Caution” and “Heightened Standard of Review” are Required
August 20th, 2020

A trial court may dismiss a juror if the court finds the juror is “unable to perform his or her duty.” (PC 1089; People v. Armstrong (2016) 1 C5th 432, 450.) Dismissal may be appropriate, for example, when a juror is emotionally unable to continue or expresses a fixed conclusion at the beginning of deliberations […]

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