Protecting People with Disabilities

Rep. Katie Porter Introduces Bill Prohibiting Discrimination in Federal Jury Service

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During Disability Awareness Month, Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Disability and Age in Jury Service Nondiscrimination Act to prohibit excluding a person from federal jury service based on disability or age. Current federal law prohibits excluding a potential juror on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic…