Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Elizabeth N. Jones and Sydney McGregor (Western State College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN) have posted Thank You for Your Service: Acknowledging our Inadequate Treatment of Jurors in California's Death Penalty Debate (Criminal Law Journal, California Lawyers Association, Spring 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 2) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
California's justice system has a duty to address the life-altering effects that a capital trial has on its jurors. The state must do more than merely thank its civic-minded citizens for their service and then leave them to process the horrors presented in court alone. As California joins other states with similar gubernatorial death penalty moratoria, consideration must be given to this integral and often overlooked group within the capital punishment process: the jurors.