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“Do Jurors Pay Attention to What Lawyers Say?”

On March 5, 2012 by Schnader

Bruce P. Merenstein authored a post for The Legal Intelligencer Blog titled “Do Jurors Pay Attention to What Lawyers Say?,” which was published on March 5, 2012. The blog post discusses a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision, Commonwealth v. Lewis, which is an example of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts regularly rejecting claims of trial error when lawyers make allegedly improper comments during opening statements or closing arguments on the ground that what the lawyers say has little effect on the jury.