Attorneys sought juror connections
It seemed Clemens-trial lawyers sought fairness in jurors, but that's not the case
If you listened to the language and the rhetoric of the lawyers over the past several days in court as they selected the jury that will decide the Roger Clemens perjury case, it sounded as if they were searching diligently for fair and impartial jurors.
That's the last thing they wanted.
The prosecutors, Daniel Butler and Steven Durham, and Clemens' lead lawyer agreed on one thing -- they looked for jurors who were leaning in their respective directions.
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ROGER CLEMENS TRIAL
The judge declared a mistrial July 14 in Roger Clemens' perjury trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that the judge had ruled inadmissible. A Sept. 2 hearing will determine whether to hold a new trial.
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