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Posted: March 14, 2016

Second Circuit Affirms Decision to Empanel an Anonymous Jury

On February 24, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Prado, 13-2894-CR(L), affirming a decision by the EDNY to empanel an anonymous jury, explaining: When genuinely called for and when properly used, anonymous juries do not infringe a defendant’s constitutional rights. A district court may order the empaneling of an anonymous… Read more »

Posted: December 4, 2013

Court of Appeals Clarifies Criteria for Giving Missing Witness Charge

On November 26, 2013, the Court of Appeals issued a decision in DeVito v. Feliciano, Docket No. 195, explaining the criteria for issuing a missing witness charge. DeVito was personal injury litigation, but the Court of Appeals’ decision relates to an issue that affects commercial trials just as much as personal injury trials: the circumstances under… Read more »