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Criminal Practice – Dark-skinned juror’s dismissal did not violate Batson (access required)

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

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