A controversial new law in Arizona pays jurors up to $300 a day to serve -- but not all members of the same jury get the same pay. The impetus for the legislation is a package of jury "reforms" called the "Jury Patriotism Act" -- expected to be on the agenda of about 20 states this fall, and supported overwhelmingly by Republican tort reformers. The act seeks a greater economic and professional cross-section of jurors by reducing or eliminating financial hardship.
Arizona's Jury Pay May Be Wave of Future
The National Law Journal
September 9, 2004