State v. Oswald

In State v. Oswald, 2000 WI App 3, 232 Wis. 2d 103, 606 N.W.2d 238, review denied, 233 Wis. 2d 84, 609 N.W.2d 473 (Wis. 2000), the defendant challenged several prospective jurors as subjectively biased based upon their exposure to widespread media coverage of the case. In response to questions whether they could set aside this information, the prospective jurors gave answers such as, "Probably, yeah," "As a juror I know I would have to" and "I would try to do my best." On appeal, the Court upheld the circuit court's finding that these prospective jurors were not subjectively biased.