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Theranos judge requires COVID shots for jurors, but will that skew the jury pool?

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – A U.S. judge this week dismissed from a jury pool nine people who were unvaccinated against COVID-19. He said his aim was to keep jurors and their families healthy but might his decision skew the jury pool? U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, presiding over the California fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, took the action on Tuesday. While choosing an all-vaccinated jury may be within a court’s power to safeguard jurors, critics say it could reduce the fairness of trials. “If you excuse those (unvaccinated) people, you no longer have a representativ…

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