Md. high court strikes professions-laden voir dire inquiry

A trial judge, in seeking to discover 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, Maryland’s top court ruled Friday. In trying to uncover “occupational bias,” judges must question …


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