Berghuis v. Smith

Amici curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union and The National Jury Project in support of Respondent.

Brief filed: 12/28/2009


Berghuis v. Smith

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-1402

Prior Decision

Case below, 543 F.3d 326 (6th Cir. 2008).


The Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury requires that the jury be representative of the community—that it “must be drawn from a fair cross-section of the community….” as iterated in the Supreme Court’s rulings in Taylor v. Louisiana and Duren v. Missouri.

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Clifford M. Sloan, Washington, DC.