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Batson Claim Waived on Appeal (access required)

A defendant who challenged the prosecutor’s use of peremptory strikes against four African-American jurors waives his appellate claim under Rule 5A:18 because he merely noted his objection to the trial judge’s acceptance of the proffered race-neutral explanations for the strike, and did not address whether those reasons were pretext; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s ...

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