Juries

Appeals Court: Jurors Cannot Be Excluded Because They're Gay

So don't try to use that to get out of jury duty

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A federal appeals court Tuesday held that lawyers cannot exclude potential jurors from a jury based on their sexual orientation.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, held that discrimination based on sexual orientation is subject to heightened scrutiny — a decision the court concluded has been made in action, though not in word, by the Supreme Court itself.