I've got my questions all lined up for the jurors. Who they are, what they believe, what pre-conceived notions they have. I wonder what their questions are for me though. This case and arrest occurred in August 2010 (yes, that's a year and a half!). I know every fact and tangent from every fact. The jury gets such a limited snippet of the entire case. They are not privy to everything I know due to the rules of evidence.
They must wonder why it took so long to get to trial, what happens when we excuse them from the courtroom, why weren't they selected, or what the defendant's background is.
In any down time today, I'll try and think of a questionnaire that jurors can use for attorneys during a case. This will flip the tables on us. If the jurors could ask the attorneys questions, what would they ask?
Do any of you have any ideas? What would you like to ask an attorney during jury selection, during a trial, or after a trial?
Here's a refresher on how jury selection works in NY.