Thursday, August 04, 2005

Celebrity Trials, Celebrity Jurors

Two of the jurors in the Michael Jackson case are to write books where they claim they have changed their minds and that he was guilty. Things like this could seriously undermine the American legal system and make it impossible for a celebrity to get a fair trial by jury. If future jurors believe that by deciding on a controversial verdict they can increase their potential book earnings later on then it will prove impossible to get a 100% safe verdict.

Perhaps laws should be passed making it illegal for a judge or juror to make money from a case they were involved in? As far as I know some countries have similar laws exist preventing convicted criminals from making money from their crimes by writing books about them.

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