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Thread: Jury science/picking..?? Should it be legal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    But does the DA have a team of 'quacks' helping him psychoanalize the jury?
    On major cases he normally does, he usually has many times the resources of every kind than the defense does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    If it was just the ruling out of those prior to the actual trial starting i could see it, but with it seeming he was manipulating people DURING The trial (we gotta get the kid to act all wussy and blame ole dad to get that one white gal on the defenses side..


    Lawyers who do that are simply their doing job, convincing the jury is what they are paid to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Certainly sounds like that lawyer dismissed you without proper cause.. just cause of who you were.
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    Lawyers get to make a certain mumber of challenges on a "just becasue" basis in most states

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    We have bigger issues than "jury manipulation." How about "Presidential Manipulation?" Of course it goes on!!! Even without it, do you not believe the jury is slanted/poisoned by external input??? Would you disagree with anyone that is in your chain of command knowin your next promotion is in the palm of thier hands??? Sadly, money buys statements and opinons in most people these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    I'm not sure I follow you...you are saying it should be illegal for a lawyer to play to the jury?

    That's kind of the whole deal of lawyering...convince the jury.
    I've always thought it should be facts and logic winning them over. NOT plays on emotional 'stressors'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I've always thought it should be facts and logic winning them over. NOT plays on emotional 'stressors'..
    Your best bet is to request trial by judge instead of jury.

    of course, if your lawyer advises you that a jury is your best chance, you'll probably change that tune

    For example...you kill the guy leaving your house that just raped your wife. Chances are you violated the letter of the law, but might get sympathy and understanding from a jury
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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I've always thought it should be facts and logic winning them over. NOT plays on emotional 'stressors'..
    As long as jurors are humans facts will ALWAYS take second place,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKerriii View Post
    As long as jurors are humans facts will ALWAYS take second place,
    Trial by Jury of Vulcans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos Mutus View Post
    Trial by Jury of Vulcans?
    Trial by Klingon would just result in a war.
    Trial by Romulan would result in a cloaked verdict.
    Trial by Ferengi would be decided by the highest bidder.
    Trial by Borg wouldn't matter because everyone would be assimilated; Resistance if Futile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKerriii View Post
    As long as jurors are humans facts will ALWAYS take second place,
    Unfortunately that's the truth these days..

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