January 06, 2022 | The Washington Post | 1 minute read

Bracewell’s Seth DuCharme shared with The Washington Post how a new trial for Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking and conspiracy would be rare, even after two jurors publicly disclosed past sexual abuse that they might not have included on pretrial questionnaires.

Outside of egregious examples, “there’s a certain acceptance that jurors bring personal experience into deliberations,” DuCharme said.

Juries are generally not attorneys and judges, so conversations in jury rooms are “amongst people that come from the community,” he added. “If you were going to disturb every jury verdict because somebody brought their own personal experience into that process, then you would have to disturb every jury verdict.”

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