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Justice May Not Be Completely Blind

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Better-looking defendants have a way with jurors, according to a study by Cornell University. It found that unattractive suspects are 22 percent more likely to be convicted — in minor cases with ambiguous evidence.

LYNN NEARY, host:

Good morning. I'm Lynn Neary.

Whoever says justice is blind may soon be eating his words. Better-looking defendants have a way with jurors - that, according to a study by Cornell University. It found that unattractive suspects are 22 percent more likely to be convicted in minor cases with ambiguous evidence. The findings could affect how attorneys select juries - or perhaps how some defendants do their hair.

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