Questioning Potential Jurors Undermines the Very Basis of the Jury System

Over at The Epoch Times, our juridical doctor questions the current process of jury selection in the United States based on a recent development in a high-profile, sex-trafficking trial.

To inquire deeply into the background of potential jurors is implicitly an insult to the capacity of the general population, for it suggests that it’s not mentally or emotionally capable of attending to evidence more than to its prejudices. Moreover, the intention is to procure a jury that’s more likely to be favorable to one side or the other, the defense or the prosecution. This is quite wrong.

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