As the percentage of Americans taking various medications skyrockets, some jury consultants and lawyers have begun asking potential jurors what kinds of medications they are taking. They're concerned about potential side effects associated with medications that can affect a person's ability to concentrate, sit for long periods of time and otherwise act as jurors. A secondary reason for asking is strategic — to bounce jurors they don't want and use medications as an excuse.
What's your juror taking?
The National Law Journal
August 25, 2008
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