Defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury for perjury. The jury commissioner solicited names of prospective jurors from various "key-men," community leaders who had been instructed in the qualifications which the jury commissioner felt prospective jurors should have. On appeal the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed the indictment. Held: Key-man jury selection violates the standards for jury selection prescribed by the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Rabinowitz v. United States, 366 F.2d 34 (5th Cir. 1966).
Jury Selection—Key-Man System Eliminated,
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