Jurors: Have You Ever Won Or Lost Gambling?
Montgomery, AL – The casino operators, legislators and lobbyists facing trial April 4 in Alabama's gambling corruption case want the potential jurors to be questioned about their views of gambling, the Legislature and lobbyists.
An attorney for VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor filed the request in federal court Friday on behalf of most of the defendants in the case.
He wants potential jurors to say whether they have ever won or lost at a gambling establishment and whether they won or lost enough to change their lifestyle. He also wants to know if they think the Legislature is honest or dishonest and whether lobbyists help or hurt the political system.
The defendants want the judge to approve the questions so they can use the information when picking a jury for the trial.
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