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The Colorado Supreme Court Dismisses Proposal to Address Jury Discrimination

In June 2020, as people across the United States and in communities like Denver and Aurora were protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the Colorado Supreme Court sent a letter to judges and court employees pledging its continued commitment to equal justice and the marginalized. 

“We have been starkly reminded that confidence in our system of justice is fragile and not universal — and cannot be taken for granted,” the letter began. 

That, to Colorado defense attorneys, signaled an opening to tackle a long-standing problem in trials across the country and that has been acknowledged by high courts in states including Washington, California and Connecticut: an inadequate, decades-old legal standard that has made it easy for attorneys to exclude people of color, especially African Americans, from serving on juries. 

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