Data, Race, and the Courts: Some Lessons on Empiricism from Jury Representation Cases

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Jeffrey Abramson

University of Texas at Austin

Mary R. Rose

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

This article reports on the authors' work in analyzing federal jury selection in three federal districts: the Southern District of California; the Middle District of Florida; and the Eastern District of Massachusetts. The authors conclude that outdated source lists, undeliverable mail, and high nonresponse rates combine to make federal juries as empaneled in these districts unrepresentative of the eligible jury population.

Keywords: jury, jury selection, racial discrimination, equal protection

Suggested Citation

Abramson, Jeffrey and Rose, Mary R., Data, Race, and the Courts: Some Lessons on Empiricism from Jury Representation Cases (November 1, 2011). Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2011, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667308

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