Elisabeth Semel Discusses Capital Cases, Jury Selection

-Daily Journal, December 6, 2011 by Laura Ernde
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“It’s not that you take a case to win a case. That’s a preposterous notion,” she said. “But it is deflating to see case after case is affirmed and feel that the prospects for your client are so abysmal.”

-The Beaumont Enterprise, December 6, 2011 by Amy Moore

“My perspective on juries is that we want diversity and we don’t want people to be excluded based on race or gender,” Semel said. “The operative question is what happened in this case? Were black people dismissed by the attorneys from being on the jury or were there not many in the pool to begin with?”