WASHINGTON -- Outlining procedures for the corruption trial of former Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, U.S. District Court Judge T. S. Ellis III, said Thursday that he will summon 100 potential jurors to his Alexandria, Va., courtroom Tuesday and ask whether they know Jefferson, his lawyers or members of the prosecution team.
After determining any conflicts and deciding whether to eliminate potential jurors from the pool, Ellis said he'll instruct those remaining to fill out a questionnaire to help with selection of a "fair and impartial jury."
The completed questionnaires, Ellis said, will be given to the defense and prosecution teams on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, aided by the questionnaire and jurors' response to questions from prosecutors, defense team and the judge, a jury of 12 plus four alternates will be selected, Ellis said.
Ellis did not indicate whether he t
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