State v. Morris (2007)

In State v. Morris, 215 Ariz. 324, 160 P.3d 203 (2007), "defense counsel admitted that he could not identify any group excluded from service or show that the jury did not represent a cross-section of the community." Id. As such, our supreme court denied relief because Morris "neither identified a distinctive group that was excluded from his jury panel nor claimed that the jury he received was not fair and impartial." Id. The court further noted that "even if the defendant could show that certain prospective jurors were wrongly excused, we would not reverse his convictions unless he could also show actual prejudice, i.e., that the jurors who actually served were not fair and impartial." Id.