October 26, 2020 Feature

“Everybody Out of the Pool!”: The Problems Selecting Criminal Trial Juries and Empaneling Grand Juries in a COVID-19 World

Joshua L. Dratel

Twelve strangers confined in a small room together, seated around a narrow wooden table, talking, reasoning, imploring, contending, shouting, gesturing, sweating, crying, and passing around evidence as they spend hours on a sultry summer evening deciding a man’s fate. Wow, doesn’t that sound like ancient history!

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