18 U.S. Code § 243 - Exclusion of jurors on account of race or color
No citizen possessing all other qualifications which are or may be prescribed by law shall be disqualified for service as grand or petit juror in any court of the United States, or of any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude; and whoever, being an officer or other person charged with any duty in the selection or summoning of jurors, excludes or fails to summon any citizen for such cause, shall be fined not more than $5,000.
Source(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 696.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on section 44 of title 8, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Aliens and Nationality (Mar. 1, 1875, ch. 114, § 4,18 Stat. 336).
Words “be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and” were deleted as unnecessary in view of definition of misdemeanor in section 1 of this title.
Words “on conviction thereof” were omitted as unnecessary, since punishment follows only after conviction.
Minimum punishment provisions were omitted. (See reviser’s note under section 203 of this title.)
Minor changes in phraseology were made.
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