Press for Extended Voir Dire (and Don’t Trust Judicial Rehabilitation) – JD Supra

In the context of voir dire, the tension between social science and court practice is becoming close to intolerable. On the court side, we continue under the assumptions that potential jurors are aware of their biases (despite mounting evidence of bias “blind spots” and unconscious bias), that potential jurors are willing to acknowledge these biases (despite strong evidence of “social desirability” causing them to want to be “good jurors” who aren’t bi...

 

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