Thursday, January 25, 2007

Libby Jury Chosen

Jury selection for the Scooter Libby trial was completed on Monday. See Libby Jury Is Chosen; Arguments Set to Start, Washington Post, Jan. 23, 2007.

In a city where most residents are black, 90 percent are Democrats and the local culture is steeped in politics, the jury is not completely representative. Ten of the 12 jurors -- and two of the alternates -- are white. Most said during questioning that they have no political opinions about the administration's handling of Iraq or do not follow the news.
Thanks: Stephanie Knightlinger.

1 comment:

Spartacus O'Neal said...

A jury of one's peers now means a group of self-confessed stupid white people? It's become almost as meaningful as voting.