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    Jurors and Voir Dire in the Casey A. Case

    Much is being discussed about the trial and subsequent penalty phase of the Casey A. trial. I would like to explore the job of the juror as seen by the prosecution and defense. I am particularly interested in the jury selection and voir dire. Here are a few interesting snips regarding juror googling and internet use. I will post additional references to discuss shortly.

    http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/le.../09/index.html

    Courts Clamp Down On Jurors' Web Use

    Juror's Googling Results in New Trial

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    Here are the standard jury instructions all updated and everything
    What jury instructions are finally given to the jurors is going to be a critical piece. I know you were looking at voir dire, but thought I would post these anyway.
    http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/d...9/sc05-960.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleutherontheside View Post
    But won't the questionaire be very specific to the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    But won't the questionaire be very specific to the case?
    wait....didn't AL and JB already submit a proposed juror questionaire to the court?

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    JBean....I am sure it will. The questionaire was submitted for use during the check case. I assume she will have another for the murder trial.

    Here is a post regarding AL statements about Voir Dire
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    My concern is that jurors may be asked too many invasive questions during voir dire that become public record. There are questions that I wouldn't answer even having nothing to hide.

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    I first learned of what a complex process jury selection can be from the OJ trial. I wonder if it will be as complex and drawn out in this case ?

    This is a great thread to start Sleuther, thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleutherontheside View Post
    JBean....I am sure it will. The questionaire was submitted for use during the check case. I assume she will have another for the murder trial.

    Here is a post regarding AL statements about Voir Dire
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...&postcount=798

    My concern is that jurors may be asked too many invasive questions during voir dire that become public record. There are questions that I wouldn't answer even having nothing to hide.
    I just saw it said Fraud so I thought it was a generic one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleutherontheside View Post
    Has this been approved for use by the court for the fraud trial? I remember the motion being filed but not if anything has happened with it.

    I've served on a jury several times and I don't see anything that is too out of the normal or too invasive in this questionnaire, except for questions 19 - 29. I don't recall being asked any questions like that during jury duty before. But, I would have no problem answering them.

    I wonder if there is a "standard" juror questionnaire for Florida or Orange County that we could compare to this proposed one.
    Last edited by Dear Prudence; 12-31-2009 at 09:04 PM. Reason: ETA: more question #'s I find unusual

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    Voir Dire: Tricks of the trade.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    I just saw it said Fraud so I thought it was a generic one.
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    The lecture she gave regarding voir dire is nothing short of facinating. I posted the links to these lectures in the AL thread but I don't know how many people actually took time to listen to them. They are VERY interesting. They give an insight to her methods. One thing I found of particular interest......she discussed that some voir dire interviews were conducted in private and some were in the company of others. She used the "explanation" that she was running around between the interviews as a way to get transcripts of the interviews. Then she found ONE comment that she could use to personally identify with the juror. What I have a hard time getting past...is her reference to "the stupid jury". All this can be found in those lectures.


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    Do we know if AL will be the jury selection "expert" for the defense or will they bring in someone else ? If this has been publicized, I missed it.

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    I was wondering if they would have already begun and/or completed the process of jury selection for the check fraud trail. If they have completed it, would that make news or no?
    Last edited by Gnatcatcher; 01-12-2010 at 10:58 AM. Reason: adding for check fraud trial

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    i think this was answered somewhere. if i remember correctly, jury selection begins the first day of trial.

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    Does anybody suspect the trial will go beyond January 25? Just the one day, or more? I wonder if there is any evidence to be presented which we haven't yet seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnatcatcher View Post
    Does anybody suspect the trial will go beyond January 25? Just the one day, or more? I wonder if there is any evidence to be presented which we haven't yet seen.
    IMO, jury selection will probably take way more time than the trial itself. The trial will be 1-2 days, most likely.

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