TITLE

THE PUBLIC INJURY OF AN IMPERFECT TRIAL: FULFILLING THE PROMISES OF TANNER AND THE SIXTH AMENDMENT THROUGH POST-VERDICT INQUIRY INTO TRUTHFULNESS AT VOIR DIRE

AUTHOR(S)
Rabin, Leah S.P.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court case Tanner v. United States in which it was held that prohibition under rule 606 (b) regarding an inquiry into the validity of verdicts would not conflict with the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of an impartial jury. Information on several cases regarding the voir dire protection as applied to allegations of racial discrimination post-verdict is presented. It also discusses the four protections against juror impropriety, and racial bias concerns.
ACCESSION #
76111560

 

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