University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on Sequestration of Orie Jury

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February 2, 2012

Professor David Harris discussed the possible sequestration of the jury that will hear the upcoming retrial of State Senator Jane Orie and her sister Janine on political corruption charges.  The defense requested the sequestration, based on recent media coverage of a reported investigation of a third sister, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. According to Professor Harris, "[t]he argument would be that (the jurors will think) the case is bigger and reaches higher than people think, and that it's a set of practices that goes through the family."

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