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Lawsuit seeks end to NY’s ban on jurors with felony records

A New York civil rights organization sued the state's court system Thursday seeking to overturn a law barring people with felony convictions from serving on juries. The New York Civil Liberties Union argues that the statute spelling out qualifications for jury service disproportionately excludes Black men, leaving Black people significantly underrepresented in the jury pool. New York ...