A multibillion dollar antitrust case between two giant pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane legal issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal imbroglio. Can lawyers bounce potential jurors solely based on their sexual orientation?
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear the appeal of an antitrust case in San Francisco today, has also been asked to rule on whether lawyers should be barred from removing potential jurors from cases based solely on sexual orientation. The court is expected to rule at later date.