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Under a new law passed by the California legislature and signed last Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown, jurors found to be tweeting, texting, or using smartphones to discuss or research their case could face up to six months jail time for criminal contempt. Specifically, the law adds to existing jury instructions, requiring [...]

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Neuroimaging technology gives researchers the ability to see structures and functions of the human brain. As the technology advances, it is beginning to change the way the legal field understands the brain and its impact on legal concepts of capacity, sanity, guilt, and innocence. However, the sophisticated technology poses risks that juries will misunderstand the [...]

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