Publication Citation

1 (2) IUSTITIA 71 (1973)


The task force was aware of some criticisms of the method of selection of jurors in Indiana courts, raised primarily by attorneys in motions and appellate briefs. A few court cases in Indiana, the federal courts, and other states, had also indicated possible constitutional flaws in a system of juror selection such as Indiana's. With an awareness of these complaints and possible defects, the organization conducted an empirical study of juror selection in Indiana in an attempt to find out how jurors are selected in actual practice, and then began legal research to determine if, in fact, there are legal or constitutional defects in the Indiana system. The task force believes this study provides evidence that reform of Indiana laws concerning selection of juries is needed.