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Batson v Kentucky

Batson and The Legacy of Lynchings

Angel S. Harris | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Angel S. Harris

In order to ensure the legitimacy of the judicial process, prosecutors should not evade their responsibility to selection impartial and inclusive juries. Otherwise, the phenomenon of all-white juries imposing death sentences on Black defendants will continue, harkening back to the sordid lynchings of our past.

Gay Man's Removal From Jury May Result In Landmark Decision

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

A legal battle between two rival pharmaceutical companies may consequentially resolve another, bigger debate: whether gays and lesbians may be exclude...

Racism, the U.S. Justice System, and the Trayvon Martin Verdict

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Black president or not, juries will continue to set white perpetrators free while wrongfully convicting African Americans so long as a "jury of your peers" means an exclusively or predominately white jury.

When Will Race No Longer Matter in Jury Selection?

Bidish Sarma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bidish Sarma

The legal question -- when, if ever, can race discrimination in jury selection be tolerated -- was easy. The factual question -- when will prosecutors cease to discriminate on the basis of race? -- has proven to be far more difficult to answer.