In and out of the courtroom in less than 50 minutes. They only needed 3 more alternates for an already seated jury of 12+1 alternate. There were 51 prospective jurors.
The case was a multiple kidnapping/sexual assault type thing. The defendant looked like a formidable guy to get in a physical tussel with, but he seemed like a nice guy. The Deputy DA made a stupid mistake in the little time that I was there. She got into a philosophical discussion with one of the prospective jurors about whether the testimony of one witness (the victim) is enough to convict a suspect who denies it. She was losing. She never should have even gone there given that the law is on her side. The judge called a brief recess. When we came back, he explained the law and moved on.