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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Juries and Jury Nullification

Hung Juries and Mistrials

Double Jeopardy

Jury Nullification and Other Jury Issues in Capital Cases

  • What does jury nullification refer to in capital cases?
  • What is a "death-qualified" juror or jury?
  • How does death qualification affect trial by jury?