NPR talked to nearly two dozen judges, attorneys and jurors who have participated in online jury trials. Nearly 18 months in, some evidence is in but the verdict is still out. Some fears were realized but there were unexpected benefits as well, including higher participation rate among people called to serve.

Courts turned to remote juries during the pandemic. Now they’re grappling with continuing a practice that can expand the pool of jurors but is also susceptible to problems common to all video calls.

(Image credit: Tracy J. Lee for NPR)


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