PRIVACY AND JURY SELECTION: DOES THE CONSTITUTION PROTECT PROSPECTIVE JURORS FROM PERSONALLY INTRUSIVE VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS?

Author: 

Lauren A. Rousseau

The cover story of a recent issue of Newsweek Magazine was entitled “The Scary New World of Identity Theft” and asked the question, “Are You A Victim?” The article informed an already concerned readership that identity theft is the “fastest-growing crime of this century” and that perpetrators steal approximately $53 billion per year through assuming the identities of millions of victims. The article further confirmed what most of its readers already knew – that identity theft occurs through the thief’s acquisition and use of personal information regarding his or her victims. Crooks are becoming increasingly creative in devising schemes that enable them to acquire such information. View More