What to Watch for in the Kyle Rittenhouse Deliberations


    What to Watch for in the Kyle Rittenhouse Deliberations

    Kyle Rittenhouse stands with his attorneys, Corey Chirafisi, and Natalie Wisco, as the jury leaves to deliberate during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisc., November 16, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/Pool via Reuters)
    It is always important to distinguish between your perspective of an ongoing trial and the perspective of the jury.


    t is always this way with high-profile trials: They grip our attention for a few days, then a sense of frenzied boredom sets in if the jury takes a few days to decide the case.

    That is usually what happens. By contrast, as I argued during Derek Chauvin’s trial for killing George Floyd, a quick verdict and lack of jury deliberation notes in a complex case that takes many days to try are signals that a jury may have been swayed by prejudicial outside influences. Chauvin may not have gotten due process (which, of course, is a different issue from whether

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    Published at Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:24:12 +0000


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