Bias and Secrecy in the Jury Room

Bias and Secrecy in the Jury Room Jillian Smith* The demand for secrecy in jury deliberations has been held as a standard of the utmost importance for centuries: Early notions that the jury should deliberate in secret were linked to the conception of the jury as an enigmatic, divinely inspired body. . . . [A]nyContinue reading “Bias and Secrecy in the Jury Room”

Same Crime, but Not the Same Time

Same Crime, but Not the Same Time                                                        Nicole Smith* The last couple of years have provided many clear examples that racism is still very prominent in the UnitedContinue reading “Same Crime, but Not the Same Time”

“Actually, Eye Didn’t See a Thing!”: How Jury Instructions in New Jersey May Affect the Jury’s Ability to Effectively Weigh Eyewitness Identification

“Actually, Eye Didn’t See a Thing!”: How Jury Instructions in New Jersey May Affect the Jury’s Ability to Effectively Weigh Eyewitness Identification Beatrice Campbell* One of the most essential pieces in identifying whether a crime has taken place is if someone witnessed that crime take place. It has long been held that eyewitness identification isContinue reading ““Actually, Eye Didn’t See a Thing!”: How Jury Instructions in New Jersey May Affect the Jury’s Ability to Effectively Weigh Eyewitness Identification”

No More Road Rage: Who is Liable When an Automated Vehicle Causes an Accident?

No More Road Rage: Who is Liable When an Automated Vehicle Causes an Accident? Joshua Gorsky*      I.     Introduction When I, Robot premiered in 2004, audiences were riveted by a self-driving Audi that transported Will Smith’s character to his desired locations.  I, Robot (20th Century Fox 2004).  What seemed like science fictionContinue reading “No More Road Rage: Who is Liable When an Automated Vehicle Causes an Accident?”

Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland?

Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland? Megan Micco* Amid the intense debates over issues such as climate change, greenhouse gases, and alternative energy sources, one particular environmental issue is poised to shape the future of Maryland and its precious natural resources for the foreseeable future. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is rapidlyContinue reading “Cracking Down on Fracking: What’s Next for Maryland?”