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53 Am. U. L. Rev. 65 (2003-2004)
The Exclusion of Felons from Jury Service

handle is hein.journals/aulr53 and id is 83 raw text is: THE EXCLUSION OF FELONS FROM
JURY SERVICE
BRIAN C. KALT*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction   .....................................................................................   67
I. What Is Constitutionally Permissible? ................................... 70
A. The Constitutionality of Allowing Felons to Serve on
Ju ries  ................................................................................  70
B. The     Constitutionality    of Barring     Felons from     Jury
Service             .........................................     71
1. The right to have ajury ............................................ 71
2.  Rationales ...................................................................  73
3. Cross-section .....................................            75
a. The meaning of the cross-section requirement ...... 76
b. Application of the current standard .................... 81
4.  Equal protection    ........................................................ 88
5.  D ue  process ...............................................................  92
6. Fifteenth Amendment .............................................. 94
7. Bill of attainder and ex post facto ............................. 97
C .  Conclusion   ......................................................................   99
II. General Policy Considerations .................................................. 100
A.   A  H istory  of Exclusion  ........................................................ 100
B .  P robity  ................................................................................. 102
C .  Inherent   Bias  ...................................................................... 105
D .  C lem ency  ............................................................................ 108
E .  A dm inistration  .................................................................... 110
F.   R acial D isparity  ................................................................... 113
G.   Prosecutorial Self-Dealing .................................................. 114
H. The Ideal of Individualization ........................................... 115
Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law.
Special thanks to Daniel Barnhizer, Debra Bassett, Bruce Boyden, Craig Callen,
Julian Cook, Sara K. Kalt, Mae Kuykendall, Gerard Magliocca, Nick Mercuro, Frank
Ravitch, Kevin Saunders, Jorge E. Souss, Glen Staszewski, and Peter Yu for their
comments and suggestions, and to Carol Parker, Jane Edwards, and the rest of the
MSU-DCL library staff for outstanding research assistance.

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