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Prosecutor’s mistake justified denial of ‘Batson’ challenge

A state court did not violate the constitutional rights of two criminal defendants by denying a Batson motion based on the prosecutor’s explanation that he made an honest mistake in removing a Hispanic juror, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming the denial of habeas relief.