jury selection

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An objection to the validity of a peremptory challenge, on grounds that the other party used it to exclude a potential juror based on race, ethnicity, or sex. The result of a Batson challenge may be a new trial.

The name comes from Batson v....

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A challenge that seeks to disqualify an entire jury panel assembled up until this point. The reason usually given is that the selection of the jury panel violated some rule designed to produce impartial juries drawn from a fair cross-section of the...

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In 1985, Hector Ayala was charged with “three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of robbery and three counts of attempted robbery.” See Ayala v. Wong, 756 F.3d 656, 660. In 1989, jury selection began with the review of over 200...

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Curtis Flowers (“Flowers”) has been tried six times in relation to four 1996 murders in Winona, Mississippi. Flowers v. State at 1091. Flowers’ first two trials (“Flowers I” and “Flowers II”) each resulted in a guilty verdict and death sentence, but...

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A federal jury in Lorado, Texas convicted Homero Gonzalez on several criminal conspiracy and substantive counts related to possession of more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Brief for Respondent at 1,2. Gonzalez, a 45-year old Mexican citizen residing...
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The below facts are all derived from the amended opinion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Collins v. Rice, 365 F.3d 667, 673 (9th Cir. 2004). During the process of jury selection for Collins’s trial, the prosecutor used peremptory...

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In August 1996, Allen Snyder, an African-American capital defendant, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death by an all-white jury in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Brief of Petitioner at 2, 16. The jury found Snyder guilty of...

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On August 4, 2006, Respondent Randy Shauers (Respondent’s) pick-up truck collided with the Petitioner Gregory Warger (Petitioner’s) motorcycle. See Brief for Petitioner at 4. Petitioner Warger required surgical amputation of his leg following the...