The selection process for a jury foreperson is typically a vote by members of the jury, according to The Jury Expert. In South Carolina, Maine, New Hampshire and Arizona, a judge presiding over a trial chooses a foreperson, as of 2014.
In Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maryland, a judge is required to choose a jury foreperson, as of 2014, notes The Jury Expert. Judges often choose a juror occupying the first seat or choose a juror they believe is most suitable to serve as a foreperson. Allowing a judge to choose based on personal preference raises legal concerns among some legal scholars. The selection process can intimate to a jury that a judge places more value on the opinion of the individual chosen as foreperson.Learn More
An inmate trust fund is a forced savings account managed by a state department of corrections to pay for the inmate's institutional fees, supplies and obligations while incarcerated, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. Inmates earn wages working within the corrections facility that are deposited into the trust.Full Answer >
The importance of the Open Door Policy, drafted in part by the United States Secretary of State John Hay between 1899 and 1900, was that it proposed an open and free market for all interested nations with regard to trade with China. Its intent was to guarantee an equal footing for China's trading partners without allowing any of them to establish an economic hegemony over that nation's international commerce. The policy's aim was to prevent those nations already established within Asia from barring or limiting access to other nations who wished to begin trade relations with China.Full Answer >
The four essential elements involved in demonstrating dental malpractice are duty, breach, causation and damages, according to LegalMatch. A patient who suffers harm as a result of the incompetence, malice or negligence of a dentist may have a claim for dental malpractice.Full Answer >
According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, there are five tiers of fees for permits to sell food, and the fee depends on the category tier for the food vendor. As of 2014, the tier one permit fee is $100 and includes mobile vending, raw foods and honey.Full Answer >