These questions may
seem inappropriate but they are not. In fact, this information is solicited
from you in order to protect and preserve our constitutionally guaranteed
right to a trial by a jury of our peers randomly selected from a fair
cross-section of the community.
Federal law requires you, as a prospective juror, to indicate your race.
Further, the law states, in part:
No citizen [of the United States of America] shall be excluded from
service as a grand or petit juror in the district courts of the United
States . . . on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
or economic status.
In order to preserve
the integrity of the jury selection process, the Court follows a system
of checks and balances designed to reveal any systematic bias or discrimination.
The Court needs your assistance in compiling this data, so please take
the time to completely answer question 10.