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RSS FeedsGuilty, your virtual honor: Texas court holds jury trial over Zoom
(WorldNews Health)


12 august 2020 13:45:55

Guilty, your virtual honor: Texas court holds jury trial over Zoom
(WorldNews Health)

DALLAS — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff`s deputy testified about giving a speeding ticket. Juror 18 occasionally looked away as a white cat scampered across her couch. They gathered on a video conference call Tuesday in what Texas court officials said is a national first: a virtual jury trial in a criminal case. “You`re here today for jury duty in a different way,” Judge Nicholas Chu said at the start of the trial. “That`s jury duty by Zoom.” The Travis County misdemeanor traffic case is the latest experiment in how to resume jury proceedings in a criminal justice system that`s been crippled by the...

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