http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jury18jul18,1,5932696.story?coll=la-headlines-california One California juror thought that "malice aforethought" meant that a defendant had to kill a victim with a mallet. More than half of jurors questioned in Washington, D.C., thought that "preponderance of the evidence" meant "a slow, careful pondering of the evidence." To combat such basic misunderstandings, California this week adopted easy-to-comprehend civil jury instructions in California. Simplified criminal jury instructions . . .
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