Here is a news article talking about a class action lawsuit challenging juror pay. According to the article,
King County pays the minimum -- $10 per day -- a figure that hasn't changed since 1959, when $10 had the modern-day buying power of $82.56.
Compare that to a minimum-wage worker in Seattle making $104 in an eight-hour day or $75.76 statewide, according to the state Labor and Industries department.
That, according to the complaint, eliminates potential jurors who aren't paid by their employers for jury leave, disproportionately affecting lower-income residents and people of color. Those people often seek economic hardship exemptions when they receive a jury summons.