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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Sixth Amendment – Juror Contact – Bailiff’s Communication (access required)

“Any private communication ... with a juror during a trial about the matter pending before the jury is ... deemed presumptively prejudicial.” Remmer v. United States, 347 U.S. 227 (1954). The Remmer presumption of prejudice does not apply in this case where, during deliberations, a juror asked the bailiff how the judge might handle a ...

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