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Criminal – Batson Claim – Age – Occupation – Waiver (access required)

A drug defendant cannot overturn his conviction, the 4th Circuit says, based on a claim that the prosecution violated Batson v. Kentucky when it struck a black female juror and two black male jurors. The prosecutor stated she struck a black female juror because she was 22, and the prosecutor wanted only jurors who were 25 ...