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  • Sentencing Judge Jury
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    Wal-Mart: Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit CITE: March 23, 2000 Wall Street Journal FACTS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won by a children-clothing designer, Samara Brother Inc., after it sued the Bentonville, Ark., retail giant and five other retailers in 1996 for copyright and trademark violations. Wal-Mart had a manufactured contract with a supplier in 1995 for a line of children's clothing based on photographs of Samara who has sued Wal-Mart in the past for copyright and trademark violation. Samara pr...
  • Closing Arguments
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    Court Experience I went to the court session on Wednesday afternoon at 2: 00 and stayed until around 4: 35. They did not start court though until a little after 2. Before court started everyone was talking to each other and having a good time. There was only one other person in the courtroom besides myself watching the trial and that person was also from this class. When court resumed the lawyers were trying to agree to certain things concerning the trial before the jury came back in. Since I ha...
  • Aforethought Murder Laci Denise Peterson
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    Laci Peterson, a 27-year-old wife who was eight months pregnant, disappeared on December 24, 2002. When the body of the California woman and her unborn child were found four months later, her husband, Scott, was charged with two counts of murder. Detective Craig Grogan gave a sworn statement that he had probable cause to believe Mr. Peterson committed two counts of the crime of 187 Penal Code, homicide, on or about December 23, 2002 or December 24, 2002, in the county of Stanislaus. April 17, 20...
  • Citizen Jury
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    The Value of a Jury System The Founders of our nation understood that no idea was more central to our Bill of Rights -- indeed, to government of the people, by the people, and for the people -- than the citizen jury. It was cherished not only as a bulwark against tyranny but also as an essential means of educating Americans in the habits and duties of citizenship. By enacting the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments to the Constitution, the Framers sought to install the right to trial by jury as...
  • Judge And Jury
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    Jury duty won't make you rich. But unfortunately, no judge ever delivered that instruction to Nicholas Easter, protagonist-juror in John Grisham's new novel The Runaway Jury. It's a timely legal thriller: giant tobacco companies versus the giant anti-smoking lobby. Three-pack-a-day, 30-year smoker Jacob Wood is dead and his widow's lawsuit becomes all things to all involved; plaintiffs' lawyers want to open the door on tobacco liability, and the industry wants it slammed shut. The author (John G...
  • Courts Defendants
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    At the opening of Court, the Court first calls for excuses, and the jurors who feel that they have a valid legal excuses for absence tell the judge the reason why they feel that they should not be required to serve in the particular case or cases. The judge will then listen to each excuse and make his ruling immediately. An excuse of sever illness in ones family, requiring presence at home will generally be sustained, while the fact that a juror had tickets to the theater or to a baseball game w...

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