Thursday, October 29, 2009

Roeder Defense Team Files First Motion - Abortion Views and the Jury

Motions have begun to trickle into the courthouse for the trial of domestic terrorist Scott Roeder. The Wichita Eagle reports that the defense has filed a motions seeking to prohibit the state from removing a juror based on their anti-abortion views. (link no longer working)

From a defense side this is an excellent motion and one that we didn't expect - this soon. We don't think it will fly however. Anyone who is extremely pro-choice or anti-abortion to the extent that they can't give both sides a fair trial must be law be excluded. There is no way the judge can issue a black and white ruling like this. It's going to have to be decided on a case by case basis.

With the filing of this motion we expect to see more motions in the near future.

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