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No Questions Asked?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Will the state's courts go back to a "no questions asked" policy for their juries? That's what's being reviewed in a case at the state supreme court on Monday.

The court will hear arguments in a case that could put a moratorium on the fairly new practice of allowing jurors to ask witnesses questions.

A lawyer for a woman accused of domestic violence claims her right to a fair trial was compromised after the judge allowed a witness to answer a juror's question.

Opponents of the practice believe juries are no longer impartial if they're allowed to question witnesses. But supporters say judges know how to protect a defendant's rights.


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