Firm Memoranda

Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) Bars Admission of Testimony About Juror Statements During Deliberations to Show Dishonesty During Voir Dire

Date: 12/15/14

On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its unanimous decision in Warger v. Shauers, holding that Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) bars most testimony from jurors regarding statements made during deliberations when the testimony is offered in "an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment."  While the Court recognized that there were some exceptions to the Rule, they found that Plaintiff failed to satisfy them.

CGR Memo - F R E 606(b) Bars Admission of Testimony About Juror Statements During Deliberations to Show Dishonesty During Voir Dire.pdf (pdf | 133.46 KB )