(a) At the beginning of the jury service term, the presiding judge of a judicial district that utilizes the manual method of jury selection shall compare the jury coordinator’s report with the original tickets or cards contained in the sealed envelope. If they correspond, they shall constitute the jury pool for the jury service term, and the report shall be spread on record in the caption of the first day’s minutes. Absent any identifiable irregularities in the jury selection process, the presiding judge of a judicial district that utilizes the automated method of jury selection likewise shall spread the jury coordinator’s report on the first day’s minutes, and the names listed in the report shall constitute the jury pool for the jury service term. Nothing in this subsection (a) is intended to prevent a judge or jury coordinator from subsequently excusing, disqualifying, postponing the service of or otherwise discharging a member of the jury pool in a manner consistent with this title.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 22-2-311
- Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) If the presiding judge of the judicial district at any time believes that the jury list has not been prepared or renewed as required by law, the jury box has been tampered with or any other provisions of this title have been violated, the judge shall have broad authority to investigate. Should the judge conclude that any provisions of this title have been violated, the judge shall correct any irregularities necessary to ensure that this title is duly enforced.