NewsDoland Trump criminal case jury controversy

Doland Trump criminal case jury controversy

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 09: Former President of the United States Donald Trump is seen in attendance during the UFC 299 event at Kaseya Center on March 09, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 09: Former President of the United States Donald Trump is seen in attendance during the UFC 299 event at Kaseya Center on March 09, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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4:11 PM EDT, March 11, 2024

Later this month, some of the people selected from the citizens of New York are going to put in an unprecedented role. They are going to be first jury judging in the case of the former president of the United States. What are the issues with this case?

The attorneys of Donald Trump are trying to use this issue in order to help them with the trial win. They numerously filed complaint to the New York State Court backing up their decicions with supposed political sidings of the members of the jury.

The court and the prosecutors are arguing that it is virtually impossible to find the members of the jury who will not know who Donald J. Trump is as he is well-known to be the former president of the United States. "Everyone knows who he is" - says prosecutor Joshua Steinglass (quote after ABC News)

There is obviously a question of safety of the members of the jury. They are being pulled to serve they duty, but they are not getting any compensation. While it is impossible for the attorneys of Donald Trump to know what were the ruling of the single jury members it is still quite debatable whether it is enough.

ABC News describes the process of the selections of the members of the jury:

How will the jury be selected?
The voir dire or jury selection process will be similar to other high-profile trials in the same courthouse. Potential jurors will answer questions from a questionnaire that elicits some basic biographical information, asks about their preexisting knowledge of the case, and probes for potential bias.

The potential jurors will be anonymous to the public, but Trump and the lawyers in the case will know their names. Only the lawyers in the case will learn the jurors' addresses.

Unlike the jury selection in Trump's two civil trials involving the writer E. Jean Carroll -- where the judge completed jury selection in less than a day -- the process in a state criminal trial more directly involves the lawyers for both sides and generally runs longer.

ABC News

To read more visit the ABC News article: https://abcnews.go.com/US/attorneys-face-unprecedented-challenge-selecting-jury-trumps-hush/story?id=107900602

Sources: ABC News

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