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Criminal Practice — Jury & Jurors – Judge’s Comments – Structural Error – Race & Religion (access required)

When an African-American member of the jury pool said his Baptist religion wouldn’t let him decide the defendant’s guilt, the trial judge, while excusing that juror, made comments chastising African-Americans for not being willing to sit on juries, and she said that her own Baptist religion did not prevent her from deciding whether the state ...

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