Ninth Circuit Court to Determine Whether Ban on Excluding Jurors Due to Gender, Race Should be Extended to Sexual Orientation

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco will consider Wednesday whether a constitutional ban on excluding someone from a jury due to race or gender should extend to sexual orientation.

Currently, a lawyer can strike someone from a jury for nearly any reason, according to the Supreme Court, so long as it isn't tied to the person's sex or race.