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No ‘threshold showing’ that jurors acted with racial animus (access required)

Despite an affidavit asserting jurors made racially tinged statements, the district court did not abuse its discretion in concluding that interviewing jurors would not likely reveal evidence that racial animus was a motivating factor in the vote to convict defendant of drug and firearms possession. Background The United States charged Trenton Birchette with drug possession and firearms ...