As one high-profile court case ends, another steps up to take its place. The jury selection process began for Roger Clemons' perjury trial Wednesday. Clemens, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, is on trial for allegedly lying during a House committee meeting in 2008 on steroid use in professional baseball. Clemens told congress he never knowingly took performance enhancing drugs, only to have former trainer Brian McNamee tell congress during the same meeting that he injected Clemens with steroids and that Clemens knew exactly what he was taking. Oops! So now Judge Reggie Walton, the same judge from the Scooter Libby trial, is presiding over the case, and the search for jury selection looks like it's going to be a drawn out affair. Each potential juror is interviewed personally and asked 82 questions that might disqualify him or her from serving. David Epstein and T.J. Quinn tweeted some of the questions from the courtroom Wednesday afternoon. As Business Insider points out, some of them are a little silly. Who are we to judge, though. We're not lawyers. But we do like games, so let's see who could possibly go through some of the gauntlet interview and see if you qualify to serve on this trial:
Do you know who Roger Clemens is? Probably, unless you're under the age of 15. Clemens retired from a 23 year baseball career in 2007, and won a record seven Cy Young awards. Despite being an almost sure-thing for the Hall of Fame, two out the first six people interviewed didn't know who he was, but were able to identify Judge Walton because of the Libby trial. Washington is a strange, scary place.