September 2, 2010

Mr. al-Turki was tried by a jury, one member who was admittedly biased against Muslims

Mr. al-Turki was tried by a jury, one member who was admittedly biased against Muslims

I think it is important to understand the background to this case, and why it is so important to so many Saudis.

Mr. al-Turki was tried by a jury, one member who was admittedly biased against Muslims. The defence objected, but the judge allowed him to remain on the jury. This resulted in a conviction, which went to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court held that, essentially, the verdict stood and the juror’s open bias wasn’t sufficient to change the matter.

See:
http://www.seolawfirm.com/2010/04/speculating-on-speculation-over-justice-stevens-replacement/

&

http://www.scotusblog.com/blog/2010/04/05/court-passes-up-jury-bias-case/

The defence arguments have been that Mr. al-Turki has not been tried with a jury of his peers, as the law states is essential.


Tanya

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