Jurors May Indirectly Question Witnesses During Trial: Allen v. State, 807 S.W.2d 639 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 1991, pet. granted)

Date

1992

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Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

In this case, a judge permitted jurors to submit questions they wanted to ask the witnesses. After the defendant was convicted, the case was appealed and the Houston Court of Appeals, 14th District, affirmed the trial court’s decision. This article provides a brief history of jury questioning of witnesses at the federal, state, and Texas levels. The article then specifically discusses the Allen decision and provides an analysis including various concerns.

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Keywords

Allen v. State, Jury questions for witnesses, Witness questioning, Juries

Citation

23 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 663