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CAV: Prosecutor gave race-neutral reasons for juror strikes (access required)

In arguing that the Commonwealth struck black jurors based on their race, defense counsel did not fully put the issue of pretext before the trial court. Where the trial court did have the opportunity to consider pretext, its observation of jurors’ demeanors and non-verbal responses was entitled to deference. Background Responding to a report of domestic assault, ...