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Does Casey Anthony trial publicity influence jurors in future high profile cases to exercise personal risk management . . .

Just wondering, does trial publicity like in the Casey Anthony trial hurt the jury system overall?  The jurors in the case rendered a verdict that they thought was correct based on the evidence that the court allowed them to consider and the credibility of the witnesses.  At least to some extent the evidence that the jurors received was different then the ongoing daily coverage in the press, and, of course, the jurors weren’t exposed to the “trial experts” who permeated the news.  According to the statistics that I have read, to say the least, the jurors reached a verdict that was surprising, and unexpected and unpopular in national scope.  The jurors themselves now run the risk of criticism and possible ridicule by the public and even from their own friends or acquaintances.  Thus, as members of the public have viewed the case and the public reaction to the verdict, might some jurors in future high-profile cases while quite naturally exercising some personal risk management be more prone cast their verdict vote “safely” with a view toward matching their perception of the public’s opinion?

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