Libby Juror: ‘I Don’t Consider Anyone a Liar’

A woman who told the prosecutor “I don’t consider anyone a liar–that’s a pretty strong word” has made it past the first round of selection for the Scooter Libby jury. She could still be removed with a peremptory challenge, presumably by the prosecutor, later.

There is, apparently, no IQ requirement for the jury.

Furthermore, you’d think that this answer would be sufficient to excuse her for cause from the trial, given that the crux will be whether the things Libby told the grand jury were honest differences of recollection vice intentional deception.

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Comments

  1. Anderson says:

    Well, “liar” is not the same perhaps in her mind as “person who told a lie.”

    Still, I would like to offer the lady some real estate opportunities.

  2. Mark says:

    I guess it all depends on that her meaning of “liar” is…

  3. floyd says:

    “prevaricator extraordinaire” perhaps, but never “liar”!!