New California Law Aims To Diversify Juries, Adds Tax Filers To Pool Of Potential JurorsCalifornia is expanding the pool of prospective jurors beyond those with driver's licenses and the voter rolls, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Jurors In Kate Steinle Homicide Case Won't See Defendant's Jailhouse TV InterviewJudge rules that jurors won't hear statement made by defendant in fatal shooting of Kate Steinle, in which he describes it as an accident.
Jurors Could Face Stiff Penalty For Social Media ViolationsA new proposal could slap hefty fines on California jurors who violate restrictions on social media.
1.5-Ton PG&E Pipeline From San Bruno Blast Won't Be On Display For JurorsJudge rules prosecutors can't bring an exploded PG&E pipeline from the San Bruno explosion to a street near the courthouse to show jurors.
68 Percent Of Potential Alameda County Jurors Fail To Appear, Face Little PunishmentIt’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.
Lawyers Given Green Light To Scan Social Media Sites Of JurorsLawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.
SF Federal Court Rules Gays & Lesbians Can’t Be Excluded From JuriesGay 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 JuriesGov. 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.
California Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens To Serve On JuriesLegislation 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.
Judge Denies Apple's Bid For Samsung SanctionsA 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.
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.
New California Law Bans Jurors’ Texting, Tweeting About CasesA new state law clarifies that jurors are prohibited from texting, tweeting and using smart phones to discuss or research cases.
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