Jury sequestration

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Jury sequestration is the isolation of a jury to avoid accidental or deliberate tainting.[1] Although sequestration is rare, publicity surrounding a trial and interested parties may interfere with juror objectivity; a judge may order that a jury be sequestered in order to prevent others from tampering with members of the jury through undue persuasion, threats, or bribes. This occurred most notably during the O.J. Simpson trial.[2]

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  1. ^ "Definition of "Sequester"". The Free Dictionary. Farlex. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Definition of "Sequestration"". The Free Dictionary. Farlex. Retrieved 19 January 2012.