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Juror’s misconduct warrants habeas relief (access required)

Where a juror consulted with her pastor during a murder trial 20 years ago about whether she could vote to impose the death penalty without running afoul of her religious beliefs, and then communicated the pastor’s assurances to other jurors, the district court’s denial of habeas relief was reversed because of “grave doubt” over whether ...