Foster v. Humphrey: Supreme Court to hear issue of excluding black jurors at trial

  Court Agrees to Hear Matter Pertaining to Exclusion of Black Jurors in Georgia Murder Trial - Foster v. Humphrey The famous U.S. Supreme Court case of Batson v. Kentucky in 1986 ruled that prosecutors could not use peremptory challenges (the dismissal of jurors without having to state a valid cause) during a criminal trial based solely on race.   Nearly 30 years later, a possible Batson violation is scheduled for the Supreme Court’s fall-winter docket. The Court recently agreed to hear the case, Foster v. Humphrey, wherein Timothy Tyrone Foster was convicted by an all-white jury in Georgia of the murder [...]

By |2015-06-11T22:24:28+00:00June 11th, 2015|Categories: Case Law, Jury, U.S. Supreme Court|Tags: , |
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