Felons and multiple listings of the same person.
In May 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the law mandating a statewide jury pool that would end “forced balancing” of county jury pools. Defense lawyers have long attacked indictments and verdicts on the basis that grand juries and trial juries didn’t reflect the makeup of county populations.
Formerly, jury pools consisted mostly of registered voters, but the new law mandated that the secretary of state merge the voter list with the Department of Driver Services’ list of licensed drivers.
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