So Much for the "Great" Writ
False Accusations at PostSecret

Big Batson Case

My quick reading reveals: 1) statistical evidence of discrimination can be shown even when a small number of preemptory challenges are involved; 2) evidence of hostility to all protected classes should be aggregated for Batson analysis; 3) it's not relevant whether defense counsel violated Batson when determing whether prosecution violated Batson (re: the prosecutor cannot make a good for the gander argument).  U.S. v. Stephens (CA7 8.29.05) (the good stuff starts on page 16).

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