AKRON -- Jurors interviewed for Jimmy Dimora's public corruption trial were asked about their political activities and their previous knowledge of the case.
U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi released the 11-page questionnaire which more than 100 prospective jurors in the case had to fill out. Lawyers on both sides of the case used the answers to help select a final jury.
Prospective jurors faced standard questions about their education, work experience, and so on, and about their previous dealings with the court system, whether as a jurors, a party in a lawsuit, or if they had been a victim of a crime or charged with a crime.
They had to report if they had ever donated to or worked on a political campaign, or if they or family members ever had contract or work related experiences with the local, state, or federal government.
The questionnaire asked if potential jurors had bumper stickers on their cars, and where they got their news and information. They were also asked what kind of law-enforcement themed TV programs they watched.
Social media activities were the subject of further questions, and the prospective jurors had to determine whether coarse and foul language would prevent them from being fair and impartial.