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  1. Jury

    Supreme Court Tackles Question of Racially Biased Juries

    You have the right to an impartial jury. But with rules in most federal and state courts that keep deliberation behind closed doors and out of the courtroom, you might never know if a jury is racially biased. Now the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the case of a Hispanic man whose jurors reportedly used racist stereotypes in considering evidence against him, which could overturn a state court ruling that the secrecy of jury deliberation is of paramount importance, even when it comes to a defendant’s constitutional rights.

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