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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-28-09 06:26 PM
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13. He can set aside the verdict. n/t
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  -What happens if the judge disagrees with a jury in a trial? ArchieStone1  Mar-28-09 06:00 PM   #0 
  - Usually the jury rules on the verdict, guilty or innocent.  tekisui   Mar-28-09 06:01 PM   #1 
  - Generally, the jury's verdict is final.  closeupready   Mar-28-09 06:03 PM   #2 
  - I don't think that's true. It's possible for a judge to set aside "guilty"  LisaL   Mar-28-09 07:07 PM   #17 
  - But he/she needs 'cause' to set it aside, I believe.  closeupready   Mar-29-09 07:46 AM   #25 
  - Absolutely not! The jury's decision can be set aside by the trial judge.  TexasObserver   Mar-29-09 11:19 PM   #29 
  - The judge is the moderator. Only the jury determines the verdict. nt  Speck Tater   Mar-28-09 06:03 PM   #3 
  - Not true.  LisaL   Mar-28-09 07:09 PM   #18 
     - True.  Speck Tater   Mar-29-09 10:51 PM   #27 
        - A judge can set aside a jury verdict in both civil and criminal cases  merh   Mar-29-09 11:01 PM   #28 
           - Thank you for that. I was misinformed. By a judge, no less. nt.  Speck Tater   Mar-30-09 10:52 AM   #38 
              - judges are very hesitant to set aside a verdict  merh   Mar-30-09 11:15 AM   #40 
                 - My jury duty case was far less monumental: Alleged theft of a bicycle. nt  Speck Tater   Mar-30-09 02:37 PM   #41 
                 - Perhaps he needs to change careers and become a prosecutor??  ddeclue   Mar-30-09 02:41 PM   #43 
                 - More like a judgemental judge...  LooseWilly   Mar-30-09 02:45 PM   #45 
                 - He didn't want to invade the province of the jury  merh   Mar-30-09 04:36 PM   #47 
                 - JNOVs are basically a safety valve.  varkam   Mar-31-09 09:30 PM   #51 
  - In a civil case he or she can set aside the verdict.  rug   Mar-28-09 06:04 PM   #4 
  - ok thanks to both  ArchieStone1   Mar-28-09 06:04 PM   #5 
  - it depends  dsc   Mar-28-09 06:04 PM   #6 
  - Jury is final  friedgreentomatoes   Mar-28-09 06:06 PM   #7 
  - The judge can set aside a civil verdict, or a criminal verdict of Guilty.  TexasObserver   Mar-29-09 11:23 PM   #30 
  - The judge can issue a "judgment notwithstanding the verdict"  gratuitous   Mar-28-09 06:07 PM   #8 
  - cool  ArchieStone1   Mar-28-09 06:07 PM   #10 
     - why? anything specific going on? inquiring minds and all... n/t  orleans   Mar-30-09 05:24 AM   #33 
  - aaah!  friedgreentomatoes   Mar-28-09 06:07 PM   #9 
  - Varies by case and by jurisdiction.  Laelth   Mar-28-09 06:13 PM   #11 
  - wrong wrong wrong  paulsby   Mar-28-09 08:04 PM   #19 
  - Absolutely correct.  Laelth   Mar-28-09 08:16 PM   #20 
  - yes  paulsby   Mar-28-09 08:21 PM   #22 
     - The reason a newspaper will report "innocent" when the actual verdict is "not guilty"  NoPasaran   Mar-30-09 06:53 AM   #34 
  - That's correct but if the jury does not find the defendent guilty  TexasProgresive   Mar-28-09 08:23 PM   #23 
     - false  paulsby   Mar-28-09 08:28 PM   #24 
        - in re oj  varkam   Mar-30-09 07:02 AM   #36 
           - Criminal standard is beyond a reasonable doubt.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-31-09 01:13 AM   #49 
              - What do you take to be the difference between...  varkam   Mar-31-09 06:54 AM   #50 
  - A judge can set aside a verdict in a civil case, though.  varkam   Mar-30-09 07:00 AM   #35 
  - The judge gives the sentence  lunatica   Mar-28-09 06:19 PM   #12 
  - He can set aside the verdict. n/t  Horse with no Name   Mar-28-09 06:26 PM   #13 
  - As I understand it, the judge can issue a "directed verdict" -- overturning a jury's verdict  Bucky   Mar-28-09 06:46 PM   #14 
  - No, you're talking about judgement NOV  strategery blunder   Mar-28-09 06:57 PM   #16 
     - Typically, defendant moves for a Directed Verdict at the conclusion of the plaintiff's case.  TexasObserver   Mar-29-09 11:35 PM   #32 
        - A judge can set aside the jury finding in a criminal case if he  merh   Mar-30-09 04:48 PM   #48 
  - Louise Woodward  -..__...   Mar-28-09 06:48 PM   #15 
  - I was living near Boston at that time, followed the case, and couldn't believe the judge reduced...  aikoaiko   Mar-28-09 08:21 PM   #21 
  - The judge can overrule the jury.  Boomerang Diddle   Mar-29-09 07:51 AM   #26 
  - Would that be a mistrial?  rucky   Mar-30-09 07:02 AM   #37 
  - The correct answer is: The judge can set aside the verdict & order a new trial, or enter a JNOV.  TexasObserver   Mar-29-09 11:27 PM   #31 
  - In some states, the judge can override the jury's verdict - I don;t know  old mark   Mar-30-09 11:00 AM   #39 
  - A judge can't convict someone over the jury say so but he can  ddeclue   Mar-30-09 02:39 PM   #42 
  - The judge decides the law; the jury decides the facts  treestar   Mar-30-09 02:45 PM   #44 
  - The judge is master on matters of law, and the jury is master on matters of fact.  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-30-09 03:10 PM   #46 
     - I'm not sure, but I think that the standard is...  varkam   Mar-31-09 09:32 PM   #52 

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