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     March 19, 2021      #90-78 KDJ

The long-perfected art of making jury

By Scott Reeder

“Jury selection is like putting a penny in a gumball machine; you have no idea what you are going to get.”

At least that is the contention of retired circuit judge Casey Stengle, of Moline.

The world’s attention is focused on the jury selection taking place in the Minneapolis courtroom where Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, is accused of murder in the death of George Floyd.

Of course, lawyers do everything they can to eliminate the randomness by trying to pick jurors who they think will vote their ...

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