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Subject:  Re: Hot Coffee Date:  3/4/2013  7:54 PM
Author:  sykesix Number:  418853 of 506981

Though I do find the idea of a "jury consultant" unsettling. I don't think we should allow such a thing in this country. I would argue that the lawyers shouldn't know a thing about any of the jurors until they start screening them with their questions. (Or is that the way it does happen, and I just watch too many movies?? ;-)<?i>

The defense and prosecution rightfully should be able to exclude jurors they think are biased against their case.

I read somewhere that Marcia Clark essentially ignored their jury consultants recommendations and went by gut instinct. O.J.'s jury consultant, by contrast got several of their top picks seated in the jury box.

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