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The Runaway Jury Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Chapter 5 begins with Nicholas Easter at the courthouse, early in the morning. He knows it well, as he was snooping around after his summons for jury duty. He is met at the entrance to the jury room by Lou Dell, who hurries him in, shows him where all the restrooms are and presents him with a list of instructions from Judge Harkin. After signing the form, he sees the second juror arrive: Herman Grimes, the blind man who refused to be forced off the panel. After introducing himself, Nicholas offers to help him out during the trial. Grimes declines, but the offer is silently accepted.

Meanwhile, both sides are pleased with the overall composition of the jury. Grimes was difficult, but in the end, they are happy with his selection. However, they all wonder who the leader of the panel will be.

It is the first day...

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