Tagged juries

We, the jury.

In the midst of the Covid-19 emergency, the courts have ground to a standstill. Civil jury trials, in particular, have been suspended indefinitely. This week, in Higashi v. Chariot, an Ontario Superior Court judge issued an order stating a civil action arising from a serious automobile accident should not be heard by a jury, because…

Judges and juries read lips – how to make them do it

We hear with our eyes, as well as our ears.  If you have any doubt about this, try having a conversation with the back of someone’s head. (la version française suit) That’s right, do it now.  If you’re at the office, play it out with a colleague or a member of your staff.  If you’re at home, try to follow the TV news with your back to the set, and see how well you follow what’s going on. The back of the head is what the judge sees, if you examine from the side closer to the jury box.  It…