Axios: Fewer Americans Seek To Evade Jury Duty

Axios reports:

Fewer Americans are trying to get out of jury duty, and legal experts say this may reflect people’s growing desire to combat systemic racism.

Jury consultant Jason Bloom tells Axios that, historically, as many as one in four U.S. adults who are called for jury duty seek to be excused, citing hardships. But now, that number has shrunk to around only 5%-10%, he says.

There’s a clear upside to enhanced civic engagement, but former prosecutors warn that it’s as essential as ever to make sure that potential jurors are fair and don’t come into cases with agendas.

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