Friday, March 16, 2007

Jury Selection for the Very Rich

At Deliberations (a new blog about juries), Milwaukee lawyer Anne Reed comments on jury selection in the trial of Conrad Black ("former media baron"). Black is famous for his wealth and lavish lifestyle -- as well as for giving up his Canadian citizenship in order to accept a British title (Lord Black of Crossharbour). Lord Black is an extreme example of the rich, but it is certainly common enough for rich people to be involved in litigation, and Reed's comments about jurors' views of the rich are well worth reading. How To Pick A Jury For A Lord, Deliberations, March 16, 2007.

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