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Forced Peremptory Strikes Were Error (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses and remands defendant’s jury trial conviction for sexual battery:  trial court erred in denying defense requests to strike two teachers for cause, requiring use of peremptory strikes; both women expressed concerns but the trial court cut off questioning that might have eliminated doubt as to their impartiality. Defendant was charged with ...

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