Juries: Like Picking a Wife

"Like Picking a Wife"

As the trial of Jack Ruby began in Dallas last week, the big question was: Should anyone who had witnessed the televised slaying of Lee Oswald be automatically disqualified from serving on the jury? At the end of five days, only two jurors had been picked, 46 disqualified. All this was a far reach from the medieval days when jurors were picked not because they knew so little about the crime or the criminal, but because they were supposed to know more about the case than anyone else....

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