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Supreme Court gives outline for Batson challenges (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia offers a tutorial on Batson challenges to jury strikes while affirming a first-degree murder conviction in a case decided last month. The justices split 5-2 on whether a prosecutor’s race-neutral explanation for striking a juror was implausible. The decision upheld the life sentence imposed on a Prince William County man convicted ...