4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 007
In this episode, we discuss the recent trial of the McMichaels, for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and the importance of jury instructions in a trial. We will focus on the judge's instructions to the jury on citizen's arrest.
A major issue of the case was the statute for citizen's arrest - which is ambiguous or confusing. Instead of giving a jury instruction on this area of law, the judge simply read the statute itself.
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McMichaels Trial and Importance of Jury Instructions
Resources and Links for the McMichaels Trial
- Article about the verdict
- 7 Facts about the case
- Simple explanation about the jury instructions in this case
- Highlights of the trial
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