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Supremes rap 9th Circuit in Batson case (access required)

In a per curiam decision yesterday, the U.S.  Supreme Court reversed a ruling by the 9th Circuit, scolding the court for reversing the denial of a Batson petition without giving the state court decisions on the matter proper deferential treatment. The defendant in Felkner v. Jackson raised a Batson challenge to the prosecutor's use peremptory strikes ...

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