In the jury selection phase of a murder trial, one of the attorneys asked a prospective juror:
"Would you be able to enter a guilty verdict if you knew that such a verdict would condemn the defendant to death?"
The person replied: "No. I beleive that human life is the most important thing, and must be preserved above all else."
The lawyer asked: "So you will hold to this even though it may keep you off this jury?"
"Yes," the person replied.
How did the lawyer know he was lying?
(In reply to re: Is it a lie?
This is true in real life. But in our logic fairy-tale land, everybody is always aware of the consequences of their actions to the n-th degree...
In other words, you bring up a valid criticism, but I refuse to hear any of it :)
Posted by levik
on 2003-03-13 14:03:18