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Litigating Fair Cross Section Challenges (NC)
August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
“[A]n essential component” of the right to an impartial jury is the “selection of a jury from a representative cross-section of the community.” Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U.S. 522, 528 (1975).
The right to a jury that is a fair cross-section of the community is a well-known concept for criminal defense attorneys. However, the legal and practical complexities in bringing such a challenge create substantial barriers to success in pursuing this core constitutional right.
This FREE defender-only training will help equip defense attorneys on how to bring these critical motions. Taught by leading jury expert, Professor Nina Chernoff, defenders will learn what courts get wrong about fair cross-section challenges, how to properly establish a prima facie challenge, what you should know about your jurisdiction’s jury system, and what pitfalls to avoid.