Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company


This documentary tells how an African American construction worker’s personal-injury lawsuit against his employer evolved into a landmark jury selection case on the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co. that under the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, parties in civil cases cannot use race-based peremptory challenges to reject potential jurors.

Closed captions available in English and Spanish.

Awards & Honors

  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • CINE Special Jury Award
  • CINE Master Series Award