Kansas bill would exempt juror addresses from public record
May 5, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers Friday passed a compromise bill aimed at protecting jurors from harassment without impairing court transparency.
The House passed the bill 118-3 on Friday. The Senate passed it 40-0 on Wednesday.
The bill exempts jurors' addresses from the public record. The original bill also exempted jurors' names, but transparency advocates say that would be a step toward court secrecy. They reached a compromise with district judges who say disclosing jurors' names and information leaves them open to harassment. District judges say the disclosure has a "chilling eff...