TITLE

CONVICTS IN COURT: FELONIOUS LAWYERS MAKE A CASE FOR INCLUDING CONVICTED FELONS IN THE JURY POOL

AUTHOR(S)
Binnall, James M.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2010, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p1379
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses contextual felon jury exclusion statutes wherein felon-jurors are unconditionally banned, while felon-lawyers are individually evaluated. Disqualification and restoration procedures include legislative provisions that eliminate the chance for a convicted felon to serve on a jury. The author proposes that for procedural justice to be achieved, case-by-case assessments must be performed by jurisdictions, of all convicted felons seeking to fulfill their civic duty as jurors.
ACCESSION #
59566588

 

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