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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1911, Image 6

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HOW THE VENIREMEN GALLED IN THE ,McNAMARA'
TRIAL ARE DRAWN CLERKS BUSY ON A LIST '
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, "Left to Right, C. P. Boane, Special Clerk; Geo. Monroe, Clerk)
"of Pppi, ; .Waldo JETallo'ri, Secretary to Judge 'Bordwell; in. the
Foreground Atty.' Jos. Scott., f
Each judge of the superior
court prepares a list of names of
men and in the iutjire, maybe
women, too rwhom he thinks are
good, fair-minded citizens and
would make good jurors.
"These -names -are handed in to
the -presiding judge of" the. supe
rior court. He has the right to-go
over the list and cross off any
names he sees fit if he thinks, for.
any reason, they would not make
good jurors: ' "
Then lie has his clerks check
the names over 'and look "for du
plicates in the lists. After this is
done the" tax list is .referred to
to see 'if the -names were on the
last roll.
Then'each name is written on a
separate sheet of paper and put in
the jury wheel. From this wheel
the names are drawn by chance.
A summons is then made out and
placed in the hands of the sheriff.1
The picture shows the clerks in
Dept. 9 drawing a'new list' of
veniremen. As soon as a new lit
is drawn both the prosecution and.
the defense are anxious to eta
list of the new names so that they
may set their -detectives to lodg
ing up the" record of the prospec
tive jurymen and ascertain, theiir

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