Latest U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Racism in Picking a Jury.

Under Batson v. Kentucky, a prosecutor may not exercise its peremptory strikes in a racially discriminatory manner.  The case of Curtis Giovanni Flowers in Mississippi involving a 1996 murder became a textbook example of how Batson was applied and analyzed as the prosecutor excluded all Black jurors in reaching a verdict against Flowers, who is Black, and a death sentence.  Yet that first verdict was only the beginning in a series of appeals and retrials, ultimately culminating in a 2020 opinion on the issue by the U.S. Supreme Court.  To read a summary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent position on racial bias in jury selection, please click on the following link –

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