Minnesota Legal Scholars Weigh In on Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict – Courthouse News Service

 

Source: OTHERWISE: Minnesota Legal Scholars Weigh In on Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict – Courthouse News Service

The astute former prosecutor who tweets as @legalnerd observes that there are serious issues to be raised on appeal.  Prominent among them, in my mind, are the refusal to move the trial from Minneapolis where jurors might feel pressured by the prospect of riots or social disapproval whether they acquitted or convicted; prejudicial publicity via the publicly announced $27 million settlement of civil claims by George Floyd’s family.  Such arguments are not frivolous.  They will fuel those unwilling to accept the conviction as just.- GWC

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