Tuesday, June 23, 2015

One Technicality Too Many

Vanderbilt Rape Case Is Declared a Mistrial - The New York Times:

A Tennessee judge on Tuesday upended one of the country’s highest profile cases of campus sexual assault and declared a mistrial in the proceedings against two former Vanderbilt University football players who were convicted in January of aggravated rape.

The decision, announced in Nashville about five months after a jury quickly returned guilty verdicts against the former players, Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, stemmed from a post-trial disclosure: that the jury foreman, Todd Easter, had not told lawyers during jury selection that he had been the victim of sexual crimes as a teenager. Mr. Easter’s lawyer has publicly identified him in interviews...

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