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    Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Do you agree with having Mock Trials & Juries?

    You are suppose to have a constitutional right to a free trial among your peers. Don't ya think people studying how to pick a jury and get you locked up is wrong?

    If you have a right to be be tried by your peers then why should they be allowed to weed people out? Much less do focus groups on how to win. Do you not think this is wrong?

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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Do you agree with having Mock Trials & Juries?

    You are suppose to have a constitutional right to a free trial among your peers. Don't ya think people studying how to pick a jury and get you locked up is wrong?

    If you have a right to be be tried by your peers then why should they be allowed to weed people out? Much less do focus groups on how to win. Do you not think this is wrong?

    *Edit: Excuse my grammar and spelling. Thanks.*
    I want to say maybe. IF there is a conflict of interest that is going to create a bias against or for the accused then those people should be kicked off the jury. Ideally a jury should be as impartial as possible to ensure that the accused gets a fair trial. Because there is no fair trial if everyone on the Jury either hates your guts or wants to see you put away for reasons other than what you are accused of. If you got one of those retards who is going to give a criminal a free pass because they are against the potential penalty then that person should be disqualified as well.

    I think picking a jury to give the accused an unfair advantage or disadvantage should be illegal and I believe is unconstitutional.So I do think these Mock Juries should have no place.
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    So you think we should ban the Mock Juries? I think so too.

    Also since you are suppose to be tried by a jury of your peers don't you think that just doing a random pick is all that is needed? Why should a lawyer be able to try to get a jury that hates you already? What if a lawyer takes your case but in the back of his mind hates you and and allows people who will find you guilty to stay? Why give lawyers that kind of power and trust?

    How about allowing others to pick a jury? Not lawyers?
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Do you agree with having Mock Trials & Juries?

    You are suppose to have a constitutional right to a free trial among your peers. Don't ya think people studying how to pick a jury and get you locked up is wrong?

    If you have a right to be be tried by your peers then why should they be allowed to weed people out? Much less do focus groups on how to win. Do you not think this is wrong?

    *Edit: Excuse my grammar and spelling. Thanks.*
    I think exposing youth to due process of law is a wonderful thing. And I know this is a technicallity, but you aren't referring to the Mock Trial Competition, run by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, are you?
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I think exposing youth to due process of law is a wonderful thing. And I know this is a technicallity, but you aren't referring to the Mock Trial Competition, run by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, are you?
    I am talking about where they pay people to be part of a mock jury. It is like you go to the place, they hold a mock trial (sometimes based on real trials) so they can "study" how people react to certain things.
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I am talking about where they pay people to be part of a mock jury. It is like you go to the place, they hold a mock trial (sometimes based on real trials) so they can "study" how people react to certain things.
    Well then, I need to change my vote. To practice how to set a trap in court like this is...unconstitutional, I would think. As jamesrage pointed out, if this is going to create some sort of bais/prejudice, like its supposed to, then this is illegal.

    Sorry for my earlier confusion.
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    I should point out that these sometimes based on a real trial is usually after the trial has already happened. I need to point that out.
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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Your lawyer does it just as much as your opponent's so it pretty much evens out.

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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well then, I need to change my vote. To practice how to set a trap in court like this is...unconstitutional, I would think.
    So, honing your skill as a lawyer is unconstitutional?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Mock Juries: Do You Agree With Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    So, honing your skill as a lawyer is unconstitutional?
    No, but studying juries is. If, however, the mock trial takes place after the actual trial has been completed, then it is fine, but under the circumstances that it specifically creates no bias in a jury.
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