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Recording of Systemic Juror Exclusion: How States Continue to Disenfranchise Prospective Jurors Through Improper Policy Implementation, a webinar hosted by NACDL for Second Chance Month 2023.
On behalf NACDL, I write to express support for House Bill 2317/Senate Bill 789, which would increase the daily compensation rate for jurors in Virginia from its current rate of $30 to $50. This is a critical step needed to increase the diversity of juries in the Commonwealth.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, court administrators have faced increasing challenges to ensuring that juries are representative, allowing for a fair and impartial trial.
Amici curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union and The National Jury Project in support of Respondent.