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Vanity: Does anyone know who the jury consultants in the Jackson Case were?
PackerBok | 6/14/05 | PackerBoy

Posted on 06/14/2005 9:01:47 AM PDT by PackerBoy

Moderator : If this thread is posted in the wrong forum, please forgive me and feel free to relocate it.

A jury consultant friend of mine (I am a trial attorney) is trying to learn who the jury consultanst were who were used by the defense and prosecution in the Michael Jackson case, and I promised I would try to help her find out.

Does anyone have this information?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: consultant; googleisyourfriend; heardoflexisnexis; jacko; jackson; jury; trial
Thanks for any helpful responses.
1 posted on 06/14/2005 9:01:48 AM PDT by PackerBoy
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To: PackerBoy

What exactly is a jury consultant?

(I'm sorry for the ignorance. I have never been called to jury duty despite being registered to vote since 18. Of course I'm not complaining)


2 posted on 06/14/2005 9:02:48 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: PackerBoy

Yeah, I do. Curly, Moe and Larry.


3 posted on 06/14/2005 9:05:06 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Anyone can see what's wrong, but can you see what's right?" -Winston Churchill)
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To: sandbar

Never been called - count your blessings. I have been called multiple times over many years, sometimes involving cases where there was a plausible fear from the jurors of personal danger. Beyond that, a jury consultant is someone who analyzes the jury pool and advises on techniques and tactics to obtain a jury that they believe will be most favorably disposed toward their client.


4 posted on 06/14/2005 9:07:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: sandbar

"I have never been called to jury duty despite being registered to vote since 18. Of course I'm not complaining."

But don't you realize that you SHOULD be complaining?

Assuming that you are an intelligent and thoughtful FReeper, juries need you. All too often, good potential jurors either find an excuse or, like you, are inadvertently left out of the process.

That's how OJ got off. One old gal on that jury famously said that, "I never heard of no O.J. Simpson." Do we really want that kind of ignorance dispensing justice?

It happens daily around the country because potentially good jurors are too busy to give their time to a critical and fundamental American duty.

Nothing personal. You just gave me a chance to vent.


5 posted on 06/14/2005 9:10:29 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: PackerBoy
trying to learn who the jury consultanst were who were used by the defense and prosecution in the Michael Jackson case,

I haven't heard or read anything about the consultants, but you could try asking this question to Howlin and others on this thread. Someone there may know.

Your friend could also try calling the offices of the DA and the defense attorney and asking them. The worst that can happen is they hang up on her.

Thanks for any helpful responses.

Well, I don't think I was much help, but this will give your thread a BTTT.

6 posted on 06/14/2005 9:11:50 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: Truth29

Amend post #5 to read:

"It happens daily around the country because potentially good jurors are too busy to give their time to a critical and fundamental American duty, or they opt out because they are too frightened by the bad guys to do their little part to take their country back."

Flame on.


7 posted on 06/14/2005 9:13:59 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: PackerBoy
Found this: J. Lee Meihis
8 posted on 06/14/2005 9:14:18 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: PackerBoy

Whoever they were, they did an excellent job.


9 posted on 06/14/2005 9:15:02 AM PDT by Bossy Gillis
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To: PackerBoy
trying to learn who the jury consultanst were who were used by the defense and prosecution in the Michael Jackson case

The prosecution obviously didn't have one, as they let a juror stay on who had a convicted child molester in the family.

As for the defense. You can find them at the local Chuck E. Cheese, where Michael is having his victory party.

10 posted on 06/14/2005 9:18:27 AM PDT by Saigon68
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To: Jedidah

>>>Assuming that you are an intelligent and thoughtful FReeper, juries need you. All too often, good potential jurors either find an excuse or, like you, are inadvertently left out of the process. >>>

So who do I complain to?


11 posted on 06/14/2005 9:19:26 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: PackerBoy
High-profile jury experts join the Jackson selection process

And J. Lee Meihls will assist defense lawyers to identify the jurors most likely to believe their client is innocent.

12 posted on 06/14/2005 9:21:39 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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LOL....according to Rush Limbaugh the jurors were all jurors and he can't understand why he's the only one who thinks so.

Good grief, this is beyond funny.

Blaming the prosecutor, the family, and ALL the witnesses.

13 posted on 06/14/2005 9:25:22 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: PackerBoy

Ooops, Rush thinks they jurors were all perfectly wonderful.


14 posted on 06/14/2005 9:25:51 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: OldFriend

Ooops, Rush thinks they jurors were all perfectly wonderful.
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And I profoundly disagree with Rush this morning.


15 posted on 06/14/2005 9:29:26 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: PackerBoy

Jury "consultants" are one corruption of the (now completely corrupt) "judicial system". 98 pages of instructions from the judge are another.


16 posted on 06/14/2005 9:32:51 AM PDT by Innisfree
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To: sandbar

Jury consultants are people who make it their profession to assist lawyers at trial in slecting (or de-selecting as it actually works) potential jurors. They often also help with developing or tailoring evidence and arguments to maximize its effectiveness for the jury. I have even had jury consultants help me design exhibits for use at trial, when knowing what colors and type fints are best for use in persuading jurors. They have also reviewed depositions and provided assistance in coaching witnesses to improve upon their effectiveness (sit up straight, quit scratching your nose, wear softer colors, etc.). They have helped me to hone my opening statemenst and closing arguments, and provide feedback during trials about how witnesses are likely being perceived by the jury. They do background investigations and develop jury questionnaire forms for use in screening potential jurors (especially in criminal death penalty cases).


17 posted on 06/14/2005 9:38:43 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Saigon68

You were not helpful, but get a "pass" for being funny. ;)


18 posted on 06/14/2005 9:40:36 AM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Jedidah
Assuming that you are an intelligent and thoughtful FReeper, juries need you. All too often, good potential jurors either find an excuse or, like you, are inadvertently left out of the process.

Or are intentionally selected against by defense attorneys. I've spent several days on several different instances sitting as a member of a jury pool. My probably cynical, but also probably pretty accurate impression is that prosecutors want just the juror you describe, defense attorneys want just the opposite.

I also wonder about how jurors get onto the summons list. The last time I was there everyone I spoke to had been called multiple times. There were no first timers that I encountered. I've received 5 summons for various courts in the last 10 years - got excused from 3 appearances and spent time sitting as a part of the pool in 2.

I wouldn't mind sitting in the jury pool for several days (losing income for those days) if there was a chance in hell that I'd be selected. But it turns out to be a waste of time and money for me. /end of my rant with a slightly different perspective than yours:)

19 posted on 06/14/2005 9:44:38 AM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: sandbar

Good question. :-)

I don't suppose you can just call up and volunteer.

You might call and ask why you never get a jury summons. Various jurisdictions do it differently. You may not be on the roll. Where I live, all registered voters are automatically placed in the jury pool.

I've been called multiple times but never chosen. They either fill the jury before it's my turn, or the case is dismissed. I would LOVE to be on a grand jury.

One of these days.


20 posted on 06/14/2005 9:45:58 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: not_apathetic_anymore

Well, at least you've tried. Good citizen award to NotPA. :-)


21 posted on 06/14/2005 9:47:57 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: joyce11111
I haven't followed this on a daily basis but did have a very bad feeling about the foreman when I learned who he was. A CA school counselor/administrator has to be 123421 miles left of liberal.

If the jury never heard expert psychologists, physicians, and legal experts testify about the nature of pedophilia, typical behavior of pedophiles, etc, they could easily miss MJ's obvious pedophilia. So, IMO, whoever failed to educate them until they couldn't deny the signs was responsible for the verdict.

As it was, the jury convicted the mother. In classic and typically stupid either-or thinking, they let MJ off because the mother was blameworthy. In fact, both belong behind bars.

Were the prosecutors remiss? That would be my guess. Anyone who fully understood the mindset and MO of pedophiles would have thrown the book at this perp.
22 posted on 06/14/2005 9:55:58 AM PDT by Veto! ("Lie down, Baby, I want to talk to you." Michael Jackson)
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To: PackerBoy

Rush Limbaugh says he was "proud of this jury" for "doing their job".


23 posted on 06/14/2005 10:09:32 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: joyce11111

No doubt Rush identifies with defendants!


24 posted on 06/14/2005 10:13:17 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Jedidah
Hubby was on a grand jury.

I was on a jury long time ago. Before consultants and all that other garbage. The woman caused an accident but was denying it all.

It was clear from the damage that it was her fault. The woman we chose to be foreman, middle aged, thought we should find for the gal who caused the accident because she was young, just married, and could use money for some new furniture.

I kid you not.

Our jury system has degenerated into a farce.

25 posted on 06/14/2005 10:17:19 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Fawn

>>>Rush Limbaugh says he was "proud of this jury" for "doing their job".>>>

Rush is hoping for an equally dumb jury when it comes to his trial. BS to charge him from his medical records IMO, but I'm surprised Rush is supporting such obvious foolery with this jury.


26 posted on 06/14/2005 11:36:56 AM PDT by sandbar
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To: PackerBoy

IMHNLO ( in my humble non lawyer opinion) somehow the defense knew beyond a reasonable doubt that mothers would convict the mother of the accuser over anyone else....

As a Mom myself I find that a shame.


27 posted on 06/14/2005 11:40:04 AM PDT by alisasny (We get 4 more years, you get OBAMA...: ))
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