Monday, June 08, 2015

Exposure of Juror’s Lies During Voir Dire Results in Second Circuit Tossing Conviction

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

I am fairly confident that the lying juror wasn’t black. Black juror candidates habitually lie during voir dire, but to my knowledge, there are never any negative consequences, except to the interests of justice.

Conviction Upset Based on Juror's Lies
By Mark Hamblett
June 9, 2015
New York Law Journal

The Second Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown banker David Parse, overturning the lower court, which had vacated his co-defendants' convictions but said Parse's legal team should have brought to light their suspicions about the true identity of a juror who lied during voir dire.

Mark Hamblett can be reached via email or on Twitter @Mark_Hamblett.

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