Ahh, it is so fun when Hollywood tries to take on the IRS!! Like oil and water... this should be an interesting train wreck to observe...and lets face it, things are little dreary here in LA, a nice little tax drama might lighten the mood a little!
Snipes had tried unsuccessfully to get his trial moved from this central Florida town, arguing it was racist and he couldn't get a fair hearing. The pool of 37 potential jurors were predominantly white, and Senior Judge William Terrell Hodges moved through them slowly.
Most had heard of the case, but not extensively.
Before court, Snipes appeared at a vigil with the leaders of several predominantly black churches. The pastors followed Snipes to the courthouse and continued to watch when jury selection began.