Supreme Court examines racial discrimination in jury selection

“A 10-year study of 332 criminal cases in Louisiana found that when there were at least three blacks on the jury, 12 percent of the defendants were acquitted; the acquittal rate rose to 19 percent with five or more black jurors, and no one was acquitted in the study when there were two or fewer black jurors. In all three groups, the defendants were overwhelmingly black”

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  1. Thanks for the information about the relationship of Jury selection to sentencing for African Americans. . We have not advanced too far from the Williams v. Mississippi, 170 U.S. 213 era of 1898, but thank God that we have moved, albeit seemingly imperceptibly, away from that period (see Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U. S. 79 ).

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