What to know about jury selec­tion ahead of Trump hush mon­ey tri­al

What to know about jury selection ahead of Trump hush money trial

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s hush mon­ey tri­al will begin on Mon­day, but the out­come of the case will depend on 12 jurors, whom the court will first vet through a selec­tion process before attor­neys can begin pre­sent­ing their argu­ments.
Jury selec­tion is a process of nar­row­ing down a pool of ran­dom U.S. cit­i­zens who will then observe a tri­al and reach a ver­dict. While it is dif­fi­cult to pre­dict exact­ly how the process will unfold in a giv­en case, there are a few typ­i­cal fea­tures that are designed to lead to an impar­tial bench of jurors and alter­nates.
Defense attor­neys and pros­e­cu­tors both have an inter …