WASHINGTON – One potential juror was questioned for 68 minutes. Another for 64 – and he didnt even make the cut.
Along the way, Roger Clemens lawyer offered some clues as to his strategy once testimony gets under way, including a challenge to whether Congress had a legitimate purpose in holding the hearing at which the seven-time Cy Young Award winner testified – and whether Clemens testimony was voluntary.
The laborious task of selecting a jury for the Clemens retrial resumed Tuesday and might not be done by the end of the week, with the judge and lawyers for both sides parsing prospects thoughts on topics as disparate as Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong, Twitter and the reputation of the Justice Department.
The court is narrowing the initial jury pool of 90 down to 36, from which to select the final 12 jurors and four alternates who will decide whether Clemens lied when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone before a U.S. House committee in February2008.
Jury selection will continue at least through Thursday.