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Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Batson Challenge – Family Member Drug Charges (access required)

Although a prosecutor at defendant’s cocaine trial explained that he struck two African-American jurors because they had family members who had been charged with drug-related offenses, there was no explanation for a failure to strike three similarly situated jurors who were not African-American, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction and remands for a ...

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