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Argument analysis: Justices seem receptive to inmate’s juror-discrimination claims

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of an African-American death-row inmate in Mississippi who was convicted by a jury that included just one African-American juror. The inmate, Curtis Flowers, argues that the jury selection in his case violates the Constitution – especially because the lead prosecutor had a long history of eliminating potential African-American jurors from the jury pool. After nearly an hour of oral argument that included the first questions by Justice C...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Davis, Evans, Johnson, Flowers, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe, Alito, Mississippi Supreme Court, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer


A “view” from the courtroom: Trials of Mississippi

Today will bring an intense hour of argument about race in jury selection in the case of a Mississippi man who has been tried six times by the same prosecutor, which will culminate in a series of short questions by Justice Clarence Thomas, his first during oral argument in three years. But first, there are a couple of lighter moments. Justice Thomas questions petitioner’s lawyer in Flowers v. Mississippi (Art Lien) Chief Justice John Roberts announces that Justice Stephen Breyer has the co...
Tags: Google, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Kentucky, Walmart, United States, New Jersey, Davis, Manhattan, Evans, Nielsen, Johnson, Flowers


Rounding-up some news and commentary as SCOTUS hears argument on latest round of capital insanity

Albert Einstein is generally credited with the aphorism that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." That quote came to mind as I was thinking about the Supreme Court's consideration this morning of a Batson claim in Flowers v. Mississippi. Here is a brief accounting of just some of the backstory of this case (with emphasis added) from this SCOTUSblog post when cert was granted: [T]he justices will once again review the case of ...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Atlantic, Albert Einstein, Evans, Flowers, US supreme court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Doug Evans, Douglas A Berman, Batson, Curtis Flowers, Winona Mississippi Flowers, Mississippi Here


Supreme Court To Hear Case On Racial Bias In Jury Selection

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials. Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts. This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury. The ju...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Georgia, Ap, Davis, Evans, Jackson, Flowers, Racial Profiling, U S Supreme Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jason Davis, Jim Hood, Doug Evans


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins its March sitting with two oral arguments. The first case is Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, an appeal by Republican legislators of a lower-court ruling that requires 11 state legislative districts to be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which was first published at Howe on the Court. Amanda Wong and Jared Ham preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law has a g...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, America, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Npr, Louisiana, North Carolina, Flowers, Smith, The Washington Post, Cornell


Argument preview: Justices to weigh allegations of racial discrimination in jury selection

During jury selection, some potential jurors can be removed “for cause” – that is, when a judge believes that a juror cannot be impartial in deciding the case. The lawyers trying the case also have a certain number of “peremptory strikes,” which allow them to reject jurors without providing a reason. However, the Supreme Court ruled in Batson v. Kentucky that prosecutors cannot use their peremptory strikes to remove prospective jurors from the jury pool based only on the jurors’ race. Next week ...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Evans, Flowers, Foster, U S Supreme Court, Howe, Mississippi Supreme Court, Chatman, Doug Evans, Merits Cases, Batson, Curtis Flowers


Busy afternoon at the Supreme Court: Six grants and one reargument order, but no stay in census dispute

This afternoon the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference. The justices added six new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to their merits docket for the term, and they ordered reargument in a case that was argued before Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court. In a separate order, the justices also rejected the government’s request to delay the trial in a dispute over a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 census. Perhaps the biggest news of the d...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Atlanta, Commerce, Va, Evans, Department Of Justice, Vietnam, Flowers, Smith


Juicero's Ex-CEO Says He Is Doing Really Well, Also Gets Pretty Mad When Asked About Juicero

The guy behind $118.5 million company Juicero, which catastrophically shut down after it was revealed that their eponymous line of $399 cold-pressed raw juice machines were actually just glorified bag-squeezers, is on to new things!Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Vice, Doug Evans, Juicero, Alternative Health, Raw Water, Cold Pressed Juice


Someone found the $700 Silicon Valley juicer in a thrift store selling for $40

Juicero was a well-funded startup that sold a high-tech juice machine for $700. Now one has been spotted in a thrift store for $40.  Three years ago, one Silicon Valley startup set out to disrupt juice.  Juicero, founded by Doug Evans, was a combination of an incredibly high-tech juicing machine — initially sold for $700, but later discounted to $400 — and a subscription service of $5 to $7 pouches custom-made for the machine filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. It received over $120 mill...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Google Ventures, Doug Evans, Ben Einstein, Juicero, Kleiner Perkins Now


Dangerous raw water prices are skyrocketing to $60 as Silicon Valley's latest trend flies off the shelves

Silicon Valley's latest obsession is untreated, unfiltered water.  One store selling raw water increased the price of 2.5 gallons to $60.99, from $36.99, after a New York Times' article on the bizarre trend — and it's still sold out. According to the "raw" or "live" water company, there has been a surge in demand.  Consuming untreated water can spread infections such as cholera, Hepatitis A, and E. coli. Raw water prices are skyrocketing, after a New York Times' article detailing Silicon Va...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Mission District, The Times, Silicon Valley, Evans, Marler, Bill Marler, Doug Evans, Massimo Bottura, Juicero, Melia Robinson, Montecito California, Silicon Valley 60, Fountain of Truth Spring Water


Silicon Valley elites are spending $60 for less than 3 gallons of dangerous, unfiltered water — and it's flying off the shelves

People in San Francisco are spending $37 for untreated, unfiltered water — and it is so popular, stores are apparently having a hard time keeping it in stock. Other Silicon Valley insiders are gathering and storing their own spring water, which has not been treated. Consuming "raw" water can spread infections such as cholera, Hepatitis A, and E. coli.   Silicon Valley is developing a "raw water" obsession. In San Francisco, "unfiltered, untreated, un-sterilized spring water" from Live Water...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Silicon Valley, Evans, Singh, Marler, Bill Marler, Doug Evans, Juicero, Melia Robinson, Fountain of Truth Spring Water


Food safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $37 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

Silicon Valley is developing an obsession with untreated, unfiltered water, according to the New York Times. However, a food poisoning expert says that the trend is dangerous — and could be deadly.  "Raw" water can spread bacteria and diseases including cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and Giardia.   When food safety expert Bill Marler saw The New York Times' trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with "raw water," he thought he was reading a headline from satire publication The Oni...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Evans, Times, Marler, Bill Marler, Doug Evans, Juicero, Montecito California


Food safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $60 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

Silicon Valley is developing an obsession with untreated, unfiltered water, according to the New York Times. However, a food poisoning expert says that the trend is dangerous — and could be deadly.  "Raw" water can spread bacteria and diseases including cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and Giardia.   When food safety expert Bill Marler saw The New York Times' trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with "raw water," he thought he was reading a headline from satire publication The Oni...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Silicon Valley, Evans, Times, Tiffany, Marler, Bill Marler, Doug Evans, Juicero, Melia Robinson, Montecito California, Silicon Valley 60


Silicon Valley elites are spending $37 for less than 3 gallons of dangerous, unfiltered water — and it's flying off the shelves

People in San Francisco are spending $37 for untreated, unfiltered water — and it is so popular, stores are apparently having a hard time keeping it in stock.  Other Silicon Valley insiders are gathering and storing their own spring water, which has not been treated.  Consuming "raw" water can spread infections such as cholera, Hepatitis A, and E. coli.   Silicon Valley is developing a "raw water" obsession.  In San Francisco, "unfiltered, untreated, un-sterilized spring water" from Live Wat...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Silicon Valley, Evans, Singh, Marler, Bill Marler, Doug Evans, Juicero


Juicero Founder Hops on Silicon Valley's Hot Starvation Fad With 'Raw Water' Fast

Juicero, the startup that brought us $399 cold press juice machines that work as good as your bare hands, shut down earlier this month. While his company was being squeezed dry, founder Doug Evans reportedly posted a video of himself vanishing into a sandstorm at Burning Man. And now, a few weeks later, Evans has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Silicon Valley, Evans, Fasting, Doug Evans, Water Fasting, Juicero, Juicero Doug Evans, Juicero Founder, Silicon Valley Fasting


At Burning Man While Your Startup Burns

There's a difference between clearing your head, and ditching your dying startup to do drugs in the desert. From a report: Whether you're going to Burning Man, Ibiza, SXSW, or some big international tech conference, the message you send is the same. If your startup isn't succeeding, you're skipping out on the dirty work while hoping some miracle revelation or networking connection will save you. And it probably won't. For those less familiar, Burning Man is when 70,000 people build a temporary c...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Evans, Nevada, Coca Cola, Palmer Luckey, Board, Doug Evans, Jeff Dunn, Juicero, Burning Man Ibiza SXSW, Ex Oculus, TechCrunch Evans


Silicon Valley Startup Juicero Throws In the Towel

As a strong indication of the powers of journalism and the sometimes superfluous nature of the Internet of Things, Juicero has officially shut its doors. Last Friday, the company announced they would be shutting down production of their $400 Wifi-connected juicing machines and offering full refunds to customers within the past 16 months.Juicero's selling point was to provide a mess-free solution to quick and fresh cold pressed juice at home by developing a machine that squeezed vacuum sealed pac...
Tags: Google, Design, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Teslas, Doug Evans, Design News, Bloomberg Media, Juicero, Towel, Silicon Valley Startup Juicero


At Burning Man while your startup burns

 Whether you’re going to Burning Man, Ibiza, SXSW, or some big international tech conference, the message you send is the same. If your startup isn’t succeeding, you’re skipping out on the dirty work while hoping some miracle revelation or networking connection will save you. And it probably won’t. I’ve attended Burning Man for 10 years, and seen all levels of… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Opinion, Tech, Burning Man, Doug Evans, Personnel, Alex Ljung, Juicero, Burning Man Ibiza SXSW


Juicer o's founder lives it up at Burning Man immediately after his company shut down

Juicero — the Silicon Valley company known for its $400, Wifi-enabled juicer — shut down  and suspended sales of its presses and produce packs Saturday. Meanwhile, its founder and raw food evangelist Doug Evans is in the Nevada desert for Burning Man, the annual festival known for its wild art, costumes, and parties. Evans has posted several Instagrams at the festival in the past few days. In the one below, he blows fire from a tricked-out bicycle: ...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Evans, Nevada, Don, Doug Evans, Juicero


Juicero's founder lives it up at Burning Man immediately after his company shut down

Juicero — the Silicon Valley company known for its $400, Wifi-enabled juicer — shut down  and suspended sales of its presses and produce packs Saturday. Meanwhile, its founder and raw food evangelist Doug Evans is in the Nevada desert for Burning Man, the annual festival known for its wild art, costumes, and parties. Evans has posted several Instagrams at the festival in the past few days. In the one below, he blows fire from a tricked-out bicycle: ...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Evans, Nevada, Don, Doug Evans, Juicero


Juicero, maker of the $400 juicer, just announced a price cut and employee layoffs

Juicero employees found out in a letter on Friday that the company is cutting the price of its cold-press juicing system. Some employees also found out they had been cut, too.  In a letter obtained by Fortune, Juicero CEO Jeff Dunn wrote, “the current prices of $399 for the Press and $5 - $7 for produce Packs are not a realistic way for us to fulfill our mission at the scale to which we aspire.”   The San Francisco startup's mission is to help people consume more fresh produce everyday, and to ...
Tags: Steve Jobs, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Evans, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kleiner Perkins, Doug Evans, Jeff Dunn, Juicero, Fortune Juicero, Fortune Dunn, Campbell Soup Google Ventures


Juicero's designer defends the $400 juicer: 'I don't grind my coffee with my fists'

To some people, Juicero, a juicer that connects to WiFi and extracts juice out of Juicero-branded packets, is a symbol for what's wrong with Silicon Valley and venture-backed companies. The device is priced out of reach for most people and solves a problem they don't have, critics say. But legendary designer Yves Behar doesn't see the problem with the $400 juicer he designed. He likened the kitchen gadget to a coffee grinder and said that customers are "very, very happy" in a recent interview wi...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Yves Behar, Silicon Valley, Coca Cola, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dezeen, Doug Evans, Behar, Jeff Dunn, Juicero


Five things you need to know today, and why you shouldn't hire 'glue' people

Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are the five most important things you need to know to help start your busy business day: Evans Landscaping owner indicted A federal grand jury indicted Newtown-based Evans Landscaping, its owner, Doug Evans, and another official on fraud charges related to small and minority business contracts another company, Ergon Site Construction – allegedly a front for Evans – received from the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio. When to see your doctor for heart… ...
Tags: Ohio, Newtown, Cincinnati, Doug Evans, Cincinnati Here, Evans Landscaping, Ergon Site Construction


The Mad King of Juice: Inside the Dysfunctional Origins of Juicero

Juicero began in secret. The startup, a sort of Keurig for cold-pressed plant-water—which made headlines for the $120 million in venture capital it secured from the likes of Google and Kleiner-Perkins between 2013 and 2015, and again when it announced its wi-fi-connected countertop appliance would cost a jaw-dropping…Read more...
Tags: Wellness, Google, Science, Silicon Valley, Keurig, Oprah, Kleiner Perkins, Juicing, Rich Roll, Doug Evans, Jeff Dunn, Juicero, Cold Pressing


Juicero CEO offers full refunds of $400 Kleiner Perkins-backed juicing gadget

The CEO of Juicero is offering full refunds of the $400 juicing machine to any dissatisfied customers after two Bloomberg reporters showed that the luxury gadget wasn't necessary to squeeze the company's proprietary juice packs. CEO Jeff Dunn, a former Coca-Cola executive who took over from Juicero founder Doug Evans in November, offered the refunds in a blog post Thursday. Trending: Meet the 130 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 San Francisco-based Juicero has raised almost $120 milli...
Tags: Bloomberg, Coca Cola, Kleiner Perkins, Doug Evans, Jeff Dunn, Juicero, Bay Area 2017 San Francisco


What it's like to use the $400 juicer that people are freaking out about

It's already being called "Juicegate".  On Wednesday, Bloomberg broke the news that the high-end juicer backed by Silicon Valley's elite venture capitalists wasn't even needed to squeeze out the juice.  When it was launched a year ago, the $700 machine touted the tons of force it generated to squeeze out every last drop of juice from the fresh fruits and vegetables.  Bloomberg found that hand-squeezing the packets yielded nearly the same result.  Now, Juicero is on the defensive and is arguing t...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Dunn, Doug, Doug Evans, Alyson Shontell, Juicero, Bay Area This is the building, Jeff Dunn To Juicero, North Korea Juicero, Jeff Dunn Doug


$400 Juicer No Better Than Hand-Squeezing?

Juicero's founder said the machine generated enough force to "lift two Teslas".
Tags: News, Technology News, Doug Evans, Juicero, Bloomberg Technology, Juicer No Better Than Hand Squeezing


I Still Have So Many Questions About This Juicero Thing!

Juicero is a start-up company that apparently wanted very much to disrupt the “juice space.” And in pursuit of that goal, its executives managed to convince Silicon Valley investors to pony up $120 million in seed money, which has led to the production of a $400 machine that squeezes bags of juice. But Bloomberg Technology reporters Ellen Huet and Olivia Zaleski zeroed in on an interesting fact behind all of Juicero’s hooplah: Apparently, bags of juice can be squeezed by an existing product call...
Tags: News, Steve Jobs, Tesla, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Evans, Huffington Post, Jason Linkins, Teslas, Doug Evans, Zaleski, Juicero, Bloomberg Technology, Huet, Juicero Inc, Ellen Huet


Silicon Valley's $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze

An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report: One of the most lavishly funded gadget startups in Silicon Valley last year was Juicero Inc. It makes a juice machine. The product was an unlikely pick for top technology investors, but they were drawn to the idea of an internet-connected device that transforms single-serving packets of chopped fruits and vegetables into a refreshing and healthy beverage. Doug Evans, the company's founder, would compare himself with Steve Jobs in his pursuit of juic...
Tags: Google, Steve Jobs, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Doug Evans, Juicero, Juicero Inc


Juicero loses another member of its founding team

 Six months after introducing Juicero to the market, its Doug Evans jumped ship from the company he founded after selling off Organic Avenue in 2012 (that juice company would go on to file for Chapter 7 in 2015). In October, the luxury juice squeezing startup brought former Coca-Cola North America president Jeff Dunn on in his stead. Just last week, the company slashed the price of its… Read More
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Doug Evans, Jeff Dunn, Coca Cola North America, Juicero