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Appeals court struggles with race-based strikes on voir dire (access required)

Are African-American people who live in or near Petersburg, a city that is 70 percent black, more tolerant of drug use? Is a prosecutor who bases a peremptory strike on such an assumption using common sense or indulging in an unreconstructed racial stereotype? The Virginia Court of Appeals last week released an en banc opinion in ...

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