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Criminal Practice – Batson Challenge – Jurors’ Race – ‘Clearly Discernable’ (access required)

Where the record demonstrates that it was clearly discernable to the trial court and to counsel that five of the 21 prospective jurors questioned on voir dire were African-American, and that two of those prospective jurors were peremptorily excused by the state, the trial court was not required to make further inquiry into the prospective ...

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