It was a short meeting in which Zagel refused a defense request that he reconsider some jury candidates who have already been excused for hardship.
The judge explained why he decided to dismiss certain jurors, using the example of a prospective juror who is the sole practitioner at a medical office.
"It is inconceiveable to me," he said, "that putting that person out of business for 15, 16, 17 weeks, is not a hardship."
Jurors in the case will be paid $160 per week.
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