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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Boston: Controversy over Racial Composition of Jury Pools

Using registered voters and driver's license records to select jurors,  skews your pool white and affluent.  In addition, databases are maintained by localities rather than the state as a whole, and affluent communities have more accurate records, so more of them are findable.  U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner is trying to increase the pool of eligible jurors, and it is controversial.  Story here. [Jack Chin; thanks to Lester Roy Zipris]

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