Federal Cases on jury and jury instruction.
US v. Ansaldi 372 F3d 118 (2004)
A criminal defendant is entitled to a jury instruction on any defense for which there is a foundation in the evidence.
US v. Suete 556 F3d 1157 (2009)
A defendant is entitled to an instruction relating to a theory of defense for which there is any foundation in the evidence.
US v. Spentz 653 F3d 815 (9th circuit, 2011)
Only slight evidence will create factual issue necessary to get defense to jury, even though evidence is weak, insufficient, inconsistent, or of doubtful credibility.
US v. Blankenship 382 F3d 1110 (2004)
A defendant is never obligated to prove anything to a jury and a jury is entitled to believe a defendant’s claims regardless of whether he offers proof to substantiate them.
US v. James 464 F3d 699 (2006)
A defendant is entitled to have the jury consider any theory of defense that is supported by law and fact.
US v. Cunningham 679 F3d 355 (2012)
Verdicts in criminal cases must be unanimous.