Police Shooting

The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of a Los Angeles police officer who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy. Although a member of the jury in this excessive force case was in social media groups that closely followed law enforcement activity, and didn’t disclose that fact, such an affiliation “would not have provided a basis for a challenge for cause.”

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Immigration Bribery

Jurors’ alleged misconduct during the trial of a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was not so serious that it affected the verdict, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The attorney, Constantine Peter Kallas, was convicted of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from immigrants who were promised they would be allowed to remain in the United States. 

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