The New York Civil Liberties Union and the law firm Clarick Gueron Reisbaum (CGR) filed a class-action lawsuit in Manhattan challenging the permanent exclusion of people with felony convictions from serving on juries. Decades of racialized policing targeting Black residents of Manhattan has saddled them with felony convictions resulting in the mass disenfranchisement of Black people — especially Black men — from the jury pool. The lawsuit asserts the ban violates the United States Constitution.   

Attorney(s)

NYCLU: Perry Grossman, Lanessa Owens-Chaplin and Daniel Lambright; Clarick Gueron Reisbaum: Royce Zeisler, Amanda Wong, and Isaac Zaur

Date filed

December 8, 2022

Status

Filed