Jury selection hit a snag this week for the state judiciary’s first new jury trial since March when the defense lawyer challenged the “hybrid” jury selection process for failing to yield a fair cross section of the population.
Defense lawyers said in an order to show cause that novel jury-selection procedures in the case yielded a pool that appears nearly devoid of older people, people of color and those with low incomes. They question whether the remote procedure used for preliminary screening, in which prospective jurors answered questions from home via Zoom, might have resulted in a less-than-representative group because some residents have no access to computers or are uneasy with technology.
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