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|Potential Clemens Jurors Question Cost of Hearing
|WASHINGTON (AP) -- On opening day at Roger Clemens' new trial, several prospective jurors openly questioned the value of a congressional hearing in which the former baseball great is alleged to have lied when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. That could pose problems for prosecutors trying to convict the famed pitcher of perjury.
After being questioned by the judge and lawyers in the case, two of those jurors nevertheless made the first cut Monday and will be back later this week, still part of the quest to find 12 impartial jurors and four alternates. Clemens watched intently as the jurors answered the questions, occasionally leaning over to chat with his lawyer, flip through papers or jot notes down.
Jury selection continues Tuesday.
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