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Diane Rehm Show Features CCE Jury Project Members

 The Diane Rehm Show recently featured an hour long segment on jury service, once again demonstrating the timely and important nature of CCE’s jury work. Indeed, three of the four guests on the show are members of CCE’s Jury Project Committee -- Professor Andrew Ferguson of the David A. Clarke School of Law at UDC, Paula Hannaford-Agor of the National Center for State Courts, and Judge Melvin Wright of DC Superior Court. The conversation began with a discussion of DC’s jury summons response rate, currently at about 22%. The panel debated ways to increase the response rate, and then moved to an examination of juror pay, the nature of jury service as a civic duty, and the question of social media use and outside research by jurors.

Biographies of the guests, along with audio of the complete segment can be found here: 

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