Tanner v. U.S.
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|Tanner v. U.S.|
|Court||U.S. Supreme Court|
Tanner is convicted. Jurors come forward and say jurors were partying during deliberations. Tanner wants to impeach verdict on appeal.
Follow Rule 606(b): No juror may testify about jury deliberations to impeach the verdict that the jury has reached.
- The evidence (jurors committing felonies) is INADMISSIBLE
We have faith and trust in the jury in the back end (i.e., their verdict stands)
- We actively don’t want the jury to explain reasoning/mess-ups
- Because of this, we have to be particularly careful what we show them on the front end