Month: January 2007

Day two of Libby jury selection


As jury selection dragged on today hopes of seating a jury by Thursday are diminishing.
It now appears that a jury will be empanelled by the end of business Thursday; the judge has indicated that it may be a long day.

There were moments of levity though, as when one candidate, a school teacher from North Carolina who is disabled from rocky mountain spotted fever and moved to the DC area in part to be close to NIH, told the court that he felt Vice President Cheney might well be an honest man, but he wouldn’t want to go duck hunting with him. He also showed the judge photos of his grandchildren before leaving the witness stand.

The sketch shows Libby, seated second from right, with his attorneys.

Washington Post story is here.

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Libby trial jury selection begins


Prospective jurors gathered in courtroom 16 at U.S. District Court for voir dire in the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on charges of lying to a grand jury.

In this sketch Libby’s wife, Harriet Grant, looks on in the left foreground while “Scooter” Libby, standing, faces the pool of potential jurors.


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