An anonymous jury is a highly loaded concept. Yet, nearly every federal and state jurisdiction confronted with the concept has blessed it in practice, write Katherine A. Helm and Joel Cohen. They review the merits and pitfalls of the anonymous jury in the context of the keenly anticipated trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, who has been indicted on political corruption charges for allegedly proposing to accept bribes in exchange for Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.
Should Blagojevich's Jury Be Anonymous?
Special to Law.com
July 27, 2009