In the Derek Chauvin case, two jurors were recently dismissed because they were aware of the fact that Minneapolis paid a $27 million settlement to the family of George Floyd.
How do lawyers go about determining if a juror will be impartial with regards to recent bombshell info? It seems impossible to ask about without tainting the juror yourself. "Minneapolis recently paid a huge settlement to George Floyd's family, will that effect your ability to be impartial?" seems like a counter-productive question to ask. The last thing you want to do is tell them about it, but I don't see any way to ask about it without telling them.
The Chauvin case is just what inspired the question, I'm interested in the topic in general.