Potential jurors for Illinois River lawsuit to answer questionnaire
Poultry companies argue jurors should not have a personal stake in the issue.
Poultry companies named in the Illinois River watershed pollution case have prepared a list of 66 questions for potential jurors, including whether they eat organic food or know who Attorney General Drew Edmondson is, according to new reports.
Oklahoma will get a jury trial, to begin in September, based on a ruling from U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell.
The 12 poultry companies being sued by the state, including Tyson, wanted a bench trial.
Court documents show the poultry companies and the state agreed upon allowing a questionnaire when screening for jurors, in the case of a jury trial.
The questions also include where the potential jurors work and their level of education.