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Californians with felony convictions will be able to serve on juries for the first time next year under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The “Right to a Jury of Your Peers” law applies to felons who have finished their prison or jail time and are no longer under post-release supervision, including parole and probation. Convicted sex offenders required to register with authorities will remain ineligible for jury pools.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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