Monday, April 7, 2008

Haq Trial Jury Selection, Miranda Issue

Natalie Singer reports on jury selection in the Naveed Haq trial, including the defense's use of a jury consultant: Jury selection especially tricky in Jewish Federation shootings trial, Seattle Times, April 6, 2008.

"You can lose a case in jury selection," said Lisa Marchese, a former King County prosecutor. "One mistake, one wrong choice, and it can affect the entire outcome."
(Lisa Marchese is a UW Trial Ad instructor as well as a partner at Dorsey and Whitney.)

I'd missed this story about Miranda issues in the case: Natalie Singer, Police ignored Haq's 6 requests for lawyer, Seattle Times, April 1, 2008.
A King County prosecutor acknowledged Monday that much of a taped statement by accused Jewish Federation assailant Naveed Haq is inadmissible at his murder trial because Seattle police detectives repeatedly ignored Haq's requests to talk to a lawyer after the July 28, 2006, rampage.

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