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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 ...

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Optometrist guilty of sexual battery (access required)

An optometrist lost his appeal challenging his conviction for sexual battery after a trial on allegations he inappropriately touched more than one complaining witness. Background Three women testified that appellant, a licensed optometrist, inappropriately touching them during eye exams. Appellant ...

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