Supreme Court to Review Murder Case That Excluded All Potential Black Jurors

The US supreme court has agreed to review a case in which a Georgia prosecutor is accused of striking out all prospective black jurors from a 1987 capital trial involving a black defendant and a white victim.
Forty-two prospective jurors were available, four of whom were black – and all four were removed by the prosecution during jury selection.
The prosecution gave “race-neutral” reasons for excluding the jurors, according to the petition, but when the defendant obtained the prosecutor’s notes during the proceedings, the word “black” had been circled next to the “race” question on each questionnaire.



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