In this post, Professor Gastil comments on State v. Robinson, in which a death sentence was vacated on the ground that the prosecution’s peremptory challenges were racially motivated, in violation of North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act [N.C. Gen. Stat. sections 15A-2010, 15A-2011, and 15A-2012].
Professor Gastil notes that discriminatory jury selection practices harm, not only defendants,but also “prospective jurors themselves, who are denied the civic educational opportunity that the jury provides.”
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