Welcome back to the launch of our live coverage of the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, beginning today with the start of jury selection. Kyle is charged with a variety of felonies, including first-degree murder, for shooting three men, two fatally, as well as for alleged reckless conduct on the night of August 25, 2020, in riot-torn Kenosha WI. (Click here for a brief overview and analysis of the specific charges, and associated events and statutes.)
Today begins the jury selection, or voir dire process, for this trial. Trial Judge Bruce Schroeder, presiding, has reportedly summoned 150 to the courthouse as prospective jurors, and plans to ultimately seat 20 of them as jurors. Twelve of those 20 will ultimately deliberate to a verdict, and the remaining 8 will serve as stand-by jurors.
Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Legal Insurrection, I will be covering the trial proceedings live from today through a verdict, streaming video of the proceedings and live commenting in real-time in daily LIVE posts like this one each morning. And the end of each day (and perhaps also mid-day, as time permits) we will also provide a wrap-up post providing plain English legal analysis of the day’s proceedings, including what went well, what went poorly, and the implications moving towards a verdict.
Be sure to join us every day to get an expert and unbiased, propaganda-free understanding of each day’s trial proceedings!
And with that, we’re off to the races.
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