Jurors with disabilities

Jury service has been described by the Maryland courts as a responsibility and a right. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and Maryland statutes, potential jurors who may have disabiliti…

Contending with the race problem

Race continues to be an issue that the Courts must contend with. There is some research that suggests that persons of one race may have more difficulty in identifying persons of a race other than thei…

Courts dealing with jurors and race

 
The United States Supreme Court in 1986 in a case called Batson v. Kentucky held that it was a violation of a potential juror’s right to equal protection of the law for a lawyer to strike that …