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# COM 120 Week 4 The Comma Exercise 591

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1. - When a jury is selected for a trial, involving a capital crime the judge and lawyers have the right to screen out potential jurors, who are opposed to the death penalty. - When a jury is selected for a trial involving a capital crime, the judge and lawyers have the right to screen out potential jurors who are opposed to the death penalty.2. - This process, known as "death-qualifying the jury," has some unintended consequences. - This process known as "death-qualifying the jury" has some unintended consequences.3. - Women, and minorities, the groups most likely to have doubts about the death penalty are frequently excluded from juries in capital cases. - Women and minorities, the groups most likely to have doubts about the death penalty, are frequently excluded from juries in capital cases.4. - A death-qualified jury therefore is likely to contain, a disproportionate number of white men. - A death-qualified jury, therefore, is likely to contain a disproportionate number of white men.5. - The Supreme Court has ruled that jurors cannot be excluded on the basis of race, but death-qualifying a jury is legal and has the effect of eliminating many people of color from the jury pool. - The Supreme Court has ruled that jurors cannot be excluded on the basis of race but, death-qualifying a jury is legal, and has the effect of eliminating many people of color from the jury pool.6. - Studies show that death-qualified juries may be more inclined to believe prosecution arguments, and more likely to convict defendants. - Studies show that death-qualified juries may be more inclined to believe prosecution arguments and more likely to convict defendants.7. - In non-capital criminal trials, the courts have declared that discussing possible sentences before the trial may prejudice the jury against the defendant but in capital cases the sentence is always mentioned during jury selection. - In non-capital criminal trials, the courts have declared that discussing possible sentences before the trial may prejudice the jury against the defendant, but in capital cases, the sentence is always mentioned during jury selection.8. - Prosecutors sometimes ask for the death penalty in cases where it is inappropriate because they know death-qualifying the jury will help them to win a conviction. - Prosecutors sometimes ask for the death penalty in cases where it is inappropriate, because they know death-qualifying the jury will help them to win a conviction.9. - Some legal experts are concerned that death-qualifying a jury can lead to wrongful convictions which may in turn, lead to the execution of innocent people. - Some legal experts are concerned that death-qualifying a jury can lead to wrongful convictions, which may, in turn, lead to the execution of innocent people.10. - However, there does not seem to be a fair, quick, and easy way to remedy this problem without eliminating the death penalty completely. - However there does not seem to be a fair, quick, and easy, way to remedy this problem without eliminating the death penalty completely.

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