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End Jury Disenfranchisement in New York

New York law permanently disqualifies people convicted of felonies from serving on a jury, no matter the offense or how long ago the conviction took place. Jury service is a cornerstone of our system of self-government and, with voting, represents Americans’ most significant opportunity to participate in the democratic process. New York should repeal this lifetime categorical ban that prevents people accused of crimes from being judged by a jury of their peers.

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