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Michael Meets His Peers

Weighing the Jackson trial jury

THE JURY selection for the child- molestation trial of Michael Jackson held some surprises--most notably how quickly it was completed. Expected to last a month, it took just six court days for lawyers to settle on 12 jurors and eight alternates. There were surprises too in who was picked--and who was not. Of the eight women and four men sworn in as jurors, none are African American, seven are white, three Latino, one Asian and one race unknown. There is one African American among the alternates.

Polls have shown that blacks are more sympathetic to Jackson. But jury consultants scouring the...

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