Sequestration of Jury – a court order prohibiting the members of a jury from having public contact, reading newspapers, watching television (etc) while the trial is in progress until after they deliver their verdict

sequestration:
n.
(16c)

1. The act or process of separating, isolating, or secluding one or more people or things from others.

2. The quality, state, or condition of being separated, isolated, or secluded; especially, retirement or withdrawal from society.

3. Custodial isolation of a trial jury to prevent tampering and exposure to publicity, or of witnesses to prevent them from hearing the testimony of others. — aka (in sense 2) jury sequestration. [1]

sequestration of jury:

1. A court order prohibiting the members of a jury from having public contact, reading newspapers, watching television, or the like, while the trial is in progress and until they have delivered their verdict. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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