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43-156. Same; right to serve as juror; qualification as elector. No person shall be excluded from service as a grand or petit juror in the district courts of Kansas on account of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or economic status. Every juror, grand and petit, shall be a citizen of the state, resident of the county and possess the qualifications of an elector as now, or in the future established.

History: L. 1971, ch. 176, ยง 2; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Motion to discharge jury panel in criminal prosecutions, see 22-3407.

Qualifications applicable in criminal prosecutions, see 22-3408.

Exclusions from jury service, see 43-158, 43-159.

Taxpayers of municipality as jurors in suit against municipality, see 43-160.


1. Method used in selection of jurors conformed to statutory requirements and did not violate defendant's constitutional rights. State v. Campbell, 217 K. 756, 762, 539 P.2d 329.

2. Court may declare mistrial upon discovery of disqualified juror; doctrine of "manifest necessity" considered. State v. Folkerts, 229 K. 608, 610, 611, 629 P.2d 173 (1981).

3. Statutes relative to jury panels not violative of constitutional right to jury representing fair cross-section of community. State v. Baker, 249 K. 431, 436, 819 P.2d 1173 (1991).

4. Challenge to jury composition and failure to discharge jury panel examined. State v. Ji, 251 K. 3, 7, 832 P.2d 1176 (1992).

5. Use of voter registration lists as sole source for jury panels as neither statutorily or constitutionally impermissible discussed. State v. Bailey, 251 K. 156, 160, 834 P.2d 342 (1992).

6. Court must presume grand jury members were qualified; state is not obliged to establish qualification of grand jury members. State v. Snodgrass, 267 K. 185, 187, 196, 979 P.2d 664 (1999).

7. Statute prohibits excluding individuals from jury service on basis of socioeconomic status or race. State v. Lewis, 38 K.A.2d 91, 94, 161 P.3d 807 (2007).

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