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See Sixth Amendment (jury: fair cross section). The Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial encompasses the right to trial by an impartial jury drawn from a representative cross-section of the community. The right to an impartial jury applies at every stage of the jury selection process: the compiling of the master list of potential jurors, the selection of venires from that list, and the use of peremptory challenges to preclude potential jurors from serving. No group can be systematically excluded or substantially under represented.

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