Public Newsroom 111: Let's Get Creative Covering the Jury Selection Process!

Public Newsroom 111: Let's Get Creative Covering the Jury Selection Process!

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Racial bias in jury selection is harmful, wide-spread, and very difficult to catch. When challenged, lawyers can say almost anything to get rid of a prospective juror they don’t want. The result, studies have shown, are juries that are stacked with white jurors.

Courts are often not subject to public records laws, and the parts that are can be stingy with records. So how can defendants, journalists, and the public get creative when it comes to investigating the system and its effects?

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