Eli Segal, an associate and a member of the firm's Media and Commercial Litigation Practice Group, was quoted in the June 12, 2017 NewsWorks article, "Jurors in Cosby Trial Out of View Thanks to Screen 'Monstrosity.'"
That may be true, said Eli Segal, free speech attorney at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, but placing the jury behind a wall is more than an unfortunate configuration. It's also arguably a Constitutional obstruction.
"A key part of being at a trial is observing and evaluating what is going on and seeing the jurors and how they appear," Segal said. "Not being able to see the jurors is limiting that First Amendment right."