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Subject:  Re: MRK-stick to the facts Date:  8/25/2005  8:46 PM
Author:  cjhash Number:  8725 of 42233

The facts are

Go to any town and watch the jury selection process. NO ONE who works wants to serve on a jury despite your suggestion to the opposite. The doctors, lawyers, businessmen, anyone with any degree of pull won't even appear for the process because they will have their lawyer (or they themselves) call the judge and get themselves excused before the process even begins. I know because that's how I handled it when I was called, a process suggested to me by several others who had similarly gotten off. As a result, it is difficult, if not impossible to get jury of your peers (at least in terms of a decent level of sophistication). One of the jurors even said they didn't understand the science AND THEREFORE THEY IGNORED IT.

I don't know whether Merck was right or wrong but to suggest that juries (as they are chosen and composed in this day and age) are intelligent enough to consider the science of the issue is ridiculous and it is the science that represents Merck's side of the argument (ignored, as demonstrated above).
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