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The Hardest Part Of Martin Shkreli's Trial Is Finding Jurors Who Don't Despise Him

By Mustafa Gatollari

The judicial system can be great sometimes and it can be very unfair at others.  The fact that we get a jury of our peers at least gives hope that whatever the trial is, people can hopefully relate and keep the innocent free and put the criminals in jail.  It gets a little tough though when the person standing trial does not have a lot of peers anymore because they did something that pretty much turns everything against them.  To find a group of people to form an unbiased jury and only listen to the facts definitely becomes a little tougher in that instance.  

There are few people who are more universally hated than Martin Shkreli. That sort of thing tends to happen when you price-gouge life saving drugs, or offer your ex $10k for oral sex, or try to troll a famous comedian who recently lost their wife.

Shkreli isn't the only person who's price-gouged medicine; he just became a symbol for the disgusting practice, which is unfortunately protected under constitutional law. In fact, he's not even going to trial for his shady pharma-dealings, but instead for securities fraud.