The question, ultimately, is whether they really can, whether Harris can receive a fair trial from a jury on which some members admitted to a bias against Harris at the outset. The judge obviously believes that he can. Lead defense attorney Maddox Kilgore seems to have his doubts.
While arguing one of his challenges, he declared, his voice rising higher and higher: “We’re actually arguing over somebody who’s sat right there and said, ‘I think he’s guilty. I’m not impartial. I did not presume he’s innocent.’”