NGO report

Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy

By Equal Justice Initiative, on 1 January 2010

Today in America, there is perhaps no arena of public life or governmental administration where racial discrimination is more widespread, apparent, and seemingly tolerate than in the selection of juries. Nearly 135 years after Congress enacted the 1875 Civil Rights Act to eliminate racially discriminatory jury selection, the practice continues, especially in serious criminal and capital cases.

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