The Washington Post

Clemens trial: Jury selection continues

Del Quentin Wilber reports on the Crime Scene blog:

Potential jurors in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens were asked for their feelings about Congress, the use of steroids in sports and their enthusiasm for sports as jury selection continued Thursday.

Through the morning, 11 potential jurors had made it through a rigorous selection process that started Wednesday. They will be part of a larger pool of 36 people from which the final 12 jurors will be drawn.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton wants the pool completed by Tuesday. So far, he has sent eight potential jurors home for reasons ranging from biases to work and health issues. The jurors are off Friday.

One woman, who used to practice law and was a writer, told the judge she was a “diehard” Nationals fan and wanted to be on the panel because she thought she could help “focus” the attention of jurors on the issues at hand.

Click here for the complete blog post, and here for complete coverage of the trial.


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