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Jury selection and the Enron verdicts



Brenda Sandburg of American Lawyer/Law.com goes inside the Lay/Skilling trials with the jury consultants who worked with both sides. "The consultants concur on one thing in particular: that early victories by the prosecution on jury issues were pivotal in getting a conviction. 'The venue and the jury selection were the only things that could have made the difference [for the defense],' [Reiko] Hasuike says. Dimitrius [Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, famed for her work on the O.J. Simpson defense] was key in helping the prosecution score wins on both points-getting Judge Simeon Lake III to keep the trial in Houston and making it easy for him to limit voir dire."

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.