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Monday, June 29, 2020

Conklin on Sanchez on Jury Diversity

Michael Conklin (Angelo State University) has posted Rethinking Jury Diversity: A Response to Juan R. Sánchez’s A Plan of Our Own on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This is a response to Judge Juan R. Sánchez’s article A Plan of Our Own: The Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Initiative to Increase Jury Diversity. While some of the policy proposals promoted regarding jury selection are likely beneficial, the rationale Sánchez provides for their support is rooted in harmful racial stereotypes. Furthermore, the evidence presented is insufficient to support the claims of jury diversity benefits.

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