Monday, June 13, 2005

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The Court

So when will the Court finally just tell Texas to go back to the drawing board? Supremes Overturn Yet another Texas Death Penalty Case.

This time it was because the prosecution stacked the jury with whites, when there was a black defendant. They were able to show evidence that prospective black jurors were questioned more harshly regarding their feelings toward the death penalty, and that the prosecution shuffled the jury pool twice in ordered to get more whites in the prospective pool.

The usual suspects dissented in a 6-3 decision.