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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Hon. Michael McShane, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

Notice Regarding Random Selection of Jurors

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1861, all litigants "have the right to grand and petit juries selected at random from a fair cross section of the community." The Court uses a two-step process to select jurors. First, a master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from the voter registration list obtained from the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division. Then, names are randomly drawn periodically from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires. Individuals' answers to the questionnaires determine whether they are legally qualified to serve. If so, the names of those persons are put in a qualified jury wheel. As prospective jurors are needed for a specific trial or grand jury, juror summonses are sent to the persons randomly selected from the qualified jury wheel. All of these selections are carried out through a properly programmed electronic data processing system for pure randomized selection. The pure randomized process ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being selected are substantially equal.

This notice is posted in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1864(a).