Request for algorithm or algorithms used to "randomly" select grand jurors.

Mike Davis filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General of the United States of America.


From: Mike Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

As a grand jury is one of the most important roles a citizen can play, and because their makeup should represent that of the jursdiction in which they are seleted and
as such it is often stated that these selectee's are chosen "at random" which while admirable, without transparancy "random" has little to no actual meaning
and as such this FOIA request is for any documentation on the algorithm or algorithms used to "randomly" select those grand juries.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Mike Davis


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-000939
* Requester Name: Mike Davis
* Date Submitted: 11/28/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request


Attached is this Office's response to the above-referenced FOIA request.