Mansfield rule

Definition of "Mansfield rule"
  1. It's a principle that specifies that a juror's sworn statement or evidence pertaining to any misconduct in the process of deliberation is not admissible to question the validity of the verdict
How to use "Mansfield rule" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney attempted to apply the Mansfield rule to suppress a juror's statement about misconduct during deliberations.
  2. During the trial, the Mansfield rule prevented any consideration of the juror's testimony, related to misconduct during the trial, to impeach the verdict.
  3. She argued that the Mansfield rule ought to preclude the use of the juror's affidavit claiming misconduct in deliberations to challenge the verdict.

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