In 2007, an Aurora, Colo., jury convicted Miguel Angel Peña-Rodriguez on three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct for allegedly accosting two teenagers at the racetrack where he worked.
After the trial, two jurors reported to defense lawyers that another juror had said the defendant was guilty "because he is Mexican and Mexican men take whatever they want."
Did that and other alleged slurs unfairly weigh on the jury's decision to convict Peña-Rodriguez? Or should the juror's words be protected by state and federal rules that guarantee the secrecy of jury proceedings? That was the question before the Supreme Court Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a fresh dispute involving race and the U.S. criminal justice system in a case over whether a Hispanic man’s sexual harassment convictions should be thrown out because of a juror’s racially ...
The defense for the former New York City police officer asked that his conviction be set aside, saying a juror lied about his father’s criminal past.
Wells Fargo is being probed over allegations of criminal identity theft by the California Department of Justice, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
A Los Angeles civil jury on Wednesday cleared New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose in a case involving an alleged gang rape from 2013 and dismissed a woman's $21.5 million lawsuit filed against the player. Afterwards, several jo...