Pop culture jury psychographics
: They’re doing strange things to pick juries these days:
: A friend tells me his panel for a criminal case was asked what bumperstickers they had on their cars. American flag? Fine. Police Benevolent Association sticker? Defense says, good-bye.
: In a New Jersey criminal trial, the defense laywer wanted to ask prospective jurors whether they listened to Howard Stern. He didn’t want any Stern fans on his jury. The judge said he couldn’t do that.
: The judge did, however, allow the lawyer to ask whether jurors watched CSI or NYPD Blue.