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A sign showing support for Trayvon Martin is stuck in the lawn in front of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center where a jury is deliberating in the trial of George Zimmerman on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, is on trial for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Langton: Difficult Burden To Prove Shooting Was Not Self-Defense

The six-member, all-woman jury deliberated for more than 15 hours over two days before reaching their decision Saturday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2013

36th District Court (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Judge Has Plan To Fix Troubled Detroit Court

Major reforms are in the works for Detroit’s 36th District Court after a recent report found the system is $4.5 million over budget and has failed to collect over $280 million in fines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2013

(Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Kilpatrick Raises Possible Conflict With Lawyer

A judge says former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick suddenly has raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest with his legal team, just as the jury selection process starts in his corruption trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012


Survey Starts Jury Process In Kilpatrick Trial

Hundreds of people have been called to the Detroit federal courthouse to fill out a jury questionnaire in the corruption trial of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

Taxpayer-Funded Jury Adviser Sought In Detroit Corruption Case

A defense lawyer involved in the corruption case against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants taxpayers to pay up to $2,400 for a jury consultant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2012


Detroit Court Addresses Lack Of Blacks In Jury Pool

A U.S. district judge says a just released report shows most blacks either don’t respond to mailed questionnaires or don’t show-up when summoned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2012


Controversy Swirls Around Bobby Ferguson Jury Selection

Court records show that the second to last African-American was dismissed from the jury pool in large part because of her two tattoos.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2012


Appeals Court Strikes Down $1,100 Jury Fee

The Michigan appeals court has thrown out an unusual punishment for a northern Michigan man who was ordered to pay $1,100 for having a three-hour jury trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2012

(WWJ Photo)

Jury Selection Underway In Hutaree Militia Trial

Another potential juror had much to share. She said she had burned down her ex-husband’s house in 1994 and was given probation. “I’m not a bad person…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012


Defense In Militia Case Oppose Anonymous Jury

Lawyers for eight people accused of being part of anti-government militia are opposing the use of an anonymous jury at an upcoming trial in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2011



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