Monday, October 29, 2007

Sherry Jackson: Trial Update, Day 1 - October 29, 2007

Trial Update, Day 1 - October 29, 2007

Jury selection was completed after the fortunate candidates were vetted by a standard battery of questions designed to identify those most likely to have an informed opinion about this kind of case. IRS employees and their family members, anyone who had ever had an income tax problem, and radical members of any organization that supports the United States Constitution were not going to be allowed on this jury. The ideal juror was one who had never really thought about this subject much, and wasn't likely to either.

Opening statements were uneventful, except that defense attorney Larry Becraft was able to make his 20- to 25-minute opening remarks without objection, leading one observer to remark that he thought this trial was being guided by the hand of God.

Read more here.

Hat Tip to Mark Yannone for the coverage.



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