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In Juries, Lawyers Now Favor the Uninformed

July 19, 2017, The New York Times

Former Chief of the Public Corruption Unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York Arlo Devlin-Brown is quoted by The New York Times in an article regarding trends in jury selection. Generally, prosecutors look for “people who are community-minded,” like people who are married, employed in a role that requires dealing with others or involved in community groups — that is, people who can reach a consensus, says Devlin-Brown. They are “trying to avoid people who may be loners."

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