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JURY SELECTION IN RACE DISCRIMINATION CASES By David Davis, Michael P. Zweig, and Mark J. Goldberg Last month, the U.S~ Supreme Court heard oral argument in Miller-El v, Cockrell, in which the Court may be revisiting its landmark ruling in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986). In Batson, the Court ruled that discriminatory peremptory challenges based on a juror's race are prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Batson was a reaction to the jury selection practices...

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