Christopher Goffard & Amy Herdy Inside Dope On Cops & Courts
PRO PICKER: When Bubba the Love Sponge Clem went to trial on animal cruelty charges last week, he brought along an all-star cast of pricey lawyers, some as loud as the shock jock himself.
But in finding the jury that ultimately acquitted Clem in the on-air castration and slaughter of a hog, the Destroyer Lawyers deferred to the quiet man who sat against the wall taking notes.
It was Harvey A. Moore, famous jury picker. To find the best possible jury for his client, he applies principles of sociology and gut instincts. He holds mock trials to test-drive cases. He studies body language, faces, the nuances of speech. And he seems to know who the jury will pick as foreman even before the jury does.
Of potential jurors, both sides wanted to know: Do you think of pigs as pets, or as breakfast? Moore showed up at the trial wearing the word "HAM" in capital letters. Is subliminal suggestion his latest weapon? No. They were just his monogrammed cuffs.