Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

Equal protection demands that there be no systematic exclusion from a jury venire based on grounds of religion, race, or political affiliation. However, the jury need not be composed of a cross section based on religion, race, or political affiliation. A jury may be selected on the basis of education, intelligence, judgment, or character if these standards are not administered in a discriminatory manner involving race, religion, or politics. There is no constitutional requirement that a blue ribbon jury be used in complicated cases.


In federal courts they select a jury venire by using voter registration lists that must be supplemented if the lists under represent any group that would be part of a fair cross section of the community. The characteristics of under representation may include race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status. Any party may challenge the venire and require that a new venire be summoned. The venire must be in strict compliance with local plans promulgated by the federal court and be in conformity with national standards.


The jury venire must be selected from a cross section in compliance with local plans and national standards by a random method. If this has ...

Register or login to access full content



Professors
Professionals
Students