Courtroom in the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. (CBS)

68 Percent Of Potential Alameda County Jurors Fail To Appear, Face Little Punishment

It’s a piece of mail a lot of people don’t like getting: a jury summons. In an East Bay county, many people are ignoring them and getting away with it.


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Lawyers Given Green Light To Scan Social Media Sites Of Jurors

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.


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SF Federal Court Rules Gays & Lesbians Can’t Be Excluded From Juries

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco on Tuesday.



Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Allow Non-Citizens On Juries

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.


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California Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens To Serve On Juries

Legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk would make California the first state to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on a jury.


amsung Electronics Co. representatives wait to enter the Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse on July 30, 2012 in San Jose, California.  The trial in the Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. patent battle begins today at a San Jose federal courthouse to determine if Samsung illegally copied technolgy used in Apple's popular iPhone and iPads. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Apple’s Bid For Samsung Sanctions

A judge has denied Apple Inc.’s demands for an immediate victory in a multibillion patent trial as punishment for Samsung Electronics Inc.’s decision to issue a contentious press release on the first day of testimony.


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Jury Pool Expanding Amid Series Of Pretrial Motions In Mirkarimi Case

Attorneys met briefly with Judge Garrett Wong in the San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence trial Tuesday, shortly before a scheduled day of jury selection came to a quick end.


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New California Law Bans Jurors’ Texting, Tweeting About Cases

A new state law clarifies that jurors are prohibited from texting, tweeting and using smart phones to discuss or research cases.

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Jurors In Barry Bonds’ Trial May Have To Stay Off Twitter, Facebook

Jurors chosen for baseball slugger Barry Bonds’ perjury trial in San Francisco next week might have to leave their cell phones and laptops turned off for weeks.


Blagojevich Jurors Suggest They May be Deadlocked

CHICAGO (AP) _ After more than a week of silence, jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich threw the courtroom into confusion Wednesday when they sent a note to the judge […]