Are Young Black People a Protected Class in Jury Selection?

Both the U.S. and the California constitutions prohibit exclusion of prospective jurors based on a group bias.  This is most often violated in the context of excluding a certain race from being a juror in a case.  When a defendant claims this law has been violated, it is the prosecution’s burden to explain the racial exclusion.  In this context, can the defense claim that young African Americans are a protected class in jury selection?  To read an answer to this question, click on the following link.

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