Abortion, Porn & Slavery: Morality Issues Cloud Jury Selection for Sex-Cult Trial

Eight men and four women were chosen as jurors Monday for the upcoming trial of cult founder Keith Raniere, a leader of the purported self-help group NXIVM who is accused of running a sex-slavery ring within the secretive organization.

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Jurors Take Over in Roundup Cancer Trial Liability Phase

Arguing that agrochemical company Monsanto has spent decades deceiving consumers about the dangers of its popular Roundup weed killer, attorneys for a California man living with cancer asked a federal jury Tuesday to award their client $18 million for his pain and suffering and enough in punitive damages to ensure the company acts ethically in the future.

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Justices Won’t Hear Death-Row Inmate’s Claim of Racist Juror

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday she agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of a black death-row inmate who claims he was convicted by a jury that included an outspoken racist, but wrote separately that she is “profoundly trou­bled by the underlying facts” of the case.

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Jurors Less Likely to Fault Cops Based on Body Cams, Study Finds

Police departments across the country are investing in body cameras as a response to calls for increased accountability in the wake of high-profile shootings, but a study released Monday found that juries are less likely to blame officers for incidents based on footage from body cameras versus dashboard cameras.

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