Archive for May 1st, 2010

Perception of Disability

Posted on May 1st, 2010 by admin

I came across a case in which a prosecutor attempted to use a peremptory challenge against a juror who he perceived as  disabled due to “halting speech” and the prosecutor’s “discomfort” with the way the juror “stared” at him.  According to him, this indicated a lack of “mental acuity” sufficient to deliberate upon evidence received […]