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Penn State Scandal: Jury Selections Begins Today

Jury selection for the trial of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to take place today. For such a high-profile case in an area where so many people seem to have connections to the Penn State football program and Sandusky's Second Mile charity, jury selection could take a while.

Over at Black Shoe Diaries, Adam Collyer summarizes what's at stake with the jury-selection process:

Jury selection starts tomorrow. In a widely publicized, high profile case such as the Sandusky trial, this is a long and arduous process that could take quite some time. A good explanation of the jury voir dire can be found on the Centre County government website. Considering the number of people in Centre County tangentially associated with Penn State, the Second Mile, Jerry Sandusky, and any of the alleged accusers, this could very well give Amendola's team the delay it needs. This is the start of the biggest trial in the history of Centre County. If we're lucky, it's the beginning of the end of the biggest scandal in the modern history of American universities. Can this guy do the impossible and clear Jerry Sandusky of wrongdoing? Or will the jury that's selected find the litany of accusers to be credible enough to send Jerry Sandusky away for life?

Starting tomorrow, we'll begin to learn the answer.

Collyer's post also summarizes the latest happenings surrounding the Sandusky trial. Read the whole thing right here.

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