The Economy Takes Its Toll On The Jury System

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 11:37 AM EST) -- The Wall Street community continues to recover and in some cases prosper, but today there is a fair amount of fear coupled with anger in some instances among main street citizens of America. How in turn do these attitudes influence the jury pool and its ability to serve in civil trials?

Let's start with some long-standing statistics. DecisionQuest has collected data from hundreds of thousands of jury-eligible individuals over the course of the past 30 years. First, only between 10 and 15 percent, depending on venue,...
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