Nikita
Jury selection started this morning at every breakfast table in the city. Hello. In an American movie Alex Cullen kills three people. The next day attorney Kevin offers his services to him but Alex is not sure if he can trust him. Kevin: You don't have time to shop, Mr. Cullen. Jury selection started this morning at every breakfast table in the city. This is what people know: Three dead bodies. The movie is set in New York, late '90s. Could you tell me what "Jury selection started this morning at every breakfast table in the city" means, please? The line just doesn't make any sense to me. Why did jury selection start at EVERY breakfast table? Who started it? Thank you.
Oct 31, 2019 4:50 PM
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We have a saying that goes something like "being tried in the court of public opinion." In essence, if someone is arrested, and the newspapers write about the arrest, people already start to form an opinion about the person's guilt or innocence when they read the morning newspaper/watch the morning news. It doesn't matter if the person is found "not guilty" by a jury months or years from now, the public perception tends to be more enduring.
October 31, 2019
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