Policy

Jury Instructions Resolution (2012)

Short Name: Jury Instructions Resolution
Year Adopted: 2012
Meeting Where Adopted: Mid-Year
Policy Number: 2012 MY 101G
Subjects: Death Penalty, Jury Instructions

Resolution Text:

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state and territorial courts to adopt jury instructions, which are in language understandable by jurors untrained in law and legal terms, in the penalty phase of trials in which the death penalty may be imposed and such instructions should be provided to jurors in written form.

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