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6 Feb 2008, 1:30 pm
  The BIA didn't discuss the materials that the petitioner submitted, instead relying on State Department country reports. [read post]
11 Jun 2015, 3:09 pm by Elizabeth B. Carpenter
Kentucky 476 U.S. 79 (1986) Facts: When selecting a jury, both parties may remove potential jurors using an unlimited number of challenges for cause (e.g., stated reasons such as bias) and a limited number of peremptory challenges (i.e., do not need to state a reason). [read post]
16 Oct 2013, 8:43 am by Joy Waltemath
A bank executive who suffered from major depression and was granted five months of paid sick leave, but was discharged after he informed his employer that he was uncertain when he could return to work, failed to state a plausible disability bias claim under the New York State Human Rights Law but could advance his analogous claim under the New York City Human Rights Law, the state’s high court ruled in a divided opinion reversing dismissal of his claims in… [read post]
13 May 2019, 6:38 am by Breakstone, White & Gluck
When asked by the judge if she could put aside that opinion and bias, the juror stated she did not think she could put it aside. [read post]
2 Mar 2007, 7:54 pm
Durling and the BIA for applying the wrong standard for CAT relief under the Convention Against Torture as set forth in Silva-Rengifo v. [read post]
7 Dec 2008, 7:28 pm
In two cases, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued rulings emphasizing the rights of defendants to cross-examine prosecution witnesses regarding evidence of their racial or ethnic bias.In Brinson v Walker (--- F.3d ----, 2008 WL 4890153 [2nd Cir 11/13/08])the court granted habeas corpus relief and vacated a New York state robbery conviction whee the New York trial judge precluded the black defendant from presenting evidence (both through cross examination and by extrinsic… [read post]
20 May 2007, 11:05 pm by Denese Dominguez
The scope of voir dire and the form of questions propounded rests firmly within the discretion of the trial judge, as it is the responsibility of the trial judge to conduct an adequate voir dire to eliminate from the venire panel prospective jurors who will be unable to perform their duty fairly and impartially and to uncover bias and prejudice. [read post]
2 Jun 2021, 4:05 am by SHG
The district court concluded that a university’s bias in favor of the victims of sexual assault does not establish a reasonable inference of bias against male students, citing Doe v. [read post]