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Preemptory strike of nonresponsive white juror improper (access required)

Where defense counsel used all five of its preemptory strikes on white jurors and struck one of the jurors because she was not responsive during generic questioning, but never asked that juror any specific questions, the strike was improper in light of counsel’s failure to strike potential African American jurors who displayed similar behaviors, and ...