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Jury Selection

Murder Trial Will Pit Accused Utah Doctor Against His Daughters

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

PROVO, Utah -- PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jury selection begins Tuesday in the case of a once-prominent Utah doctor accused of giving his wife a fatal cockt...

Teen Who Shot Baby In The Face Could Be Sentenced To Life

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 11.12.2013 | Crime

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A Georgia teen convicted of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison wit...

Jury Selection To Begin In Georgia Baby Killing Case

AP | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

MARIETTA, Ga. — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face dur...

Affirmative Action for George Zimmerman Jury: Just One Piece of the Justice Puzzle

Brittney Bullock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Brittney Bullock

While affirmative action in the college admissions process is challenged in the Supreme Court, after this verdict, it's become clear that what we need is not a repeal, but rather an expansion of affirmative action to our judicial process.

Trayvon Martin Trial: What to Expect

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime
Mark I. Pinsky

Given the defense's theory of the case, a verdict of involuntary manslaughter might provide a conflicted jury an opportunity to arrive at a compromise, "split-the-difference" decision. Involuntary manslaughter is the trial's real battleground.

New Bill Could End Anti-Gay Discrimination In Jury Selection Process

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Three U.S. senators have re-introduced legislation in hopes of abolishing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizen...

Sweeping Ruling About Racial Bias in Capital Jury Selection Shows the Need for Sweeping Reforms

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

Last week, North Carolina state Judge Gregory Weeks issued a sweeping ruling setting aside the death sentences of three North Carolina prisoners because of a wealth of evidence proving the prosecutors' racial bias in jury selection.

Jury Selection Approaches In Fort Hood Shooting Case

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas — Less than two months before the high-profile murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting ram...

A Case for Statistics and a Victory for Justice

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

In a remarkable victory over racial bias in the death penalty, Marcus Robinson will not be executed by the State of North Carolina but will instead spend the rest of his life in prison after a judge ruled today that his death sentence was tainted by racial discrimination in jury selection.

New Hampshire Jury Picked For Rwanda Genocide Trial

AP | By LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 02.22.2012 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. -- A federal jury of eight men and four women is set to begin hearing graphic testimony in the case of a New Hampshire woman charged wit...

Opening Statements To Start In Arkansas Soldier Shooting Trial

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was smoking a cigarette outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas when a black truck pulled u...

Jury Selection Proves Difficult In Florida Mom's Murder Trial

Posted 07.15.2011 | Home

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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.