Jury challenge

October 28, 2011

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(F) Arguments and Statements by Counsel
  • 110k2145 Appeals to Sympathy or Prejudice
  • 110k2146 k. In General.

110 Criminal LawSupreme Court deplores gratuitous use of gender stereotypes as part of any jury argument, and state is cautioned against use of argument challenging women jurors to convict defendant or risk condemnation as being soft or emotional.
State v. Williams, 645 A.2d 999 (Conn. 1994)
Suggested by Valerie Garber, West Principal Attorney Editor