Why the Jackson Jury Got Picked So Fast
I don't understand the media's surpise as to the swiftness of the picking of the Michael Jackson jury.
The swift pace of the jury selection process has surprised court watchers, who had expected weeks of questioning and challenges by both sides. Instead, the process shot ahead to be completed in less than a week under the direction of Melville, who set Friday to hear last-minute legal motions by both sides.
After the Judge denied the defense's request (pdf)for individual sequestered questioning of the jurors, how long could it take? The defense recently renewed its request for both additional time to question the jurors and to question them individually in private. The Judge again denied both requests. (pdf)
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