To try or not to try — remotely. As jury trials move online, courts see pros and cons

Credit: Tracy J. Lee for NPR

Cindee Crosby got a summons in the mail calling her for jury duty. So one day, in October 2020, she logged on to Alameda County’s jury selection video call. It would be the longest Zoom call of her life: 2 1/2 weeks.

That’s how long it took to pick a jury. Crosby watched as one person after another showed up in a small square on screen, answering the same set of questions from attorneys. There were

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