-- Mary Whisner at Trial Ad Notes (it's now Trial Ad (And Other) Notes, with an expanded focus) discusses a paper on the CSI Effect. The paper actually came out last spring, and both Mary and I wrote about it then, but it's making the rounds again, and worth a look if you missed it the first time.
--Robert Boggs at Washington Trial Law ("the art and craft of trial advocacy") has a great bit of transcript from "My Cousin Vinny." A trial lawyer can never get too much of "My Cousin Vinny."
--Eric Turkewitz at New York Personal Injury Law Blog, Jonathan Adler at Volokh, and Howard Erichson at Mass Tort Litigation Blog all comment on Adam Liptak's New York Times piece on American punitive damages as they're viewed in other countries.
--Meanwhile when Liptak talked about mistaken convictions and what Justice Scalia thinks of them, Scott Greenfield at Simple Justice was all over it. The Liptak piece also discussed the new paper "Convicting The Innocent" by Michigan professor Samuel Gross, featured here at The Situationist.
--Thaddeus Hoffmeister's Juries continues strong, as in its continuing coverage of underrepresentation of Latinos on San Diego juries.
--Mark Bennett's Defending People has a great new look and a short, solid list of resources on jury nullification. (Did you, as I did, lose your Defending People subscription when Mark redecorated a few weeks ago? Resubscribe here, right away.)
--Which brings us to race. Colin Miller's Evidence Prof Blog covers the latest in a Pennsylvania case where the jurors are alleged to have used racial slurs "early and often." And Victoria Pynchon at Settle It Now Negotiation Blog was inspired by Barack Obama's speech on race to a terrific post on legal storytelling.
--Elliot Wilcox at Winning Trial Advocacy Techniques consistently has the best practical tips, like this one on how to help jurors remember your witnesses. Best pretrial tip of the week is from Evan Schaeffer, a self-editing checklist to make your writing better.
--I never thought I could stay on topic and still cite Leo Babauta, whose blogs Zen Habits and Write to Done have taught me a lot about blogging and productivity. But I can, because he featured a guest post this week called "Research Sources for Writers," and it's a comprehensive guide to finding research -- like jury research -- on the Internet. The author is Clay Collins of the blog The Growing Life.
All that was posted in the last four days. Guess I should do this more often.
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