Md. high court weighs professions-laden voir dire inquiry

Pretrial question should have focused on police, judges told

  ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court grappled Thursday over whether a trial judge, in seeking to expose prospective jurors’ biases regarding a police officer's testimony, went too far by asking them their feelings not only of law enforcement’s veracity but the truthfulness of doctors, clergy, firefighters, psychiatrists, social workers and electricians. Attorney Katherine P. Rasin, in pressing ...

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