Tag: jury instructions

The Perfect Chance to Re-Formulate an Imperfect Instruction

Karlie Ruder, Staff Editor
The Tenth Circuit clarifies when district courts must formulate and offer imperfect self-defense jury instructions.

PIK Your Poison: Can the District Court Change Statutory PIK Instructions?

Brooke Flucke, Staff Editor

Kansas Supreme Court reverses Kansas Court of Appeals holding Pattern Jury Instructions may be amended even if they track the statutory language.

Statutory Differences Not Mere Semantics in Jury Instructions

Author: Lexi Christopher, Staff Editor State v. Jones, No. 119,764, (Kan. August 6, 2021) Issue: Jones was convicted of four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5510.  Were the jury instructions clearly …