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Juror’s dismissal did not violate ‘Batson’ (access required)

Although a jury did not include any person with darker skin, because the codefendant struck two jurors with darker skin, and the prosecutor provided a non-pretextual reason for striking a third such juror, the Batson challenge failed. Background Terrence Deandre Dennis was convicted on several drug and firearm counts arising out of a traffic stop turned high-speed ...