Supreme Court Remands Case for Re-sentencing on Batson Violation
On May 23, 206, the Supreme Court decided Foster v. Chatman, No. 14-8349 (U.S. 2016), a thirty-year old death penalty case raising Batson claims of racial selection of the trial jury. The court remanded the case, presumably for a new trial. You can read an analysis by Professor Bennett Gershman in his latest titled How Prosecutors Get Rid of Black Jurors.
- Bennett L. Gershman, How Prosecutors Get Rid of Black Jurors, Slate.com (May 26, 2016).
- Foster v. Chatman, SCOTUS Page Case
- Foster v. Chatman, no. 14-8349, 2016 WL 2945233 (May 23, 2016) (Court’s official PDF).
- Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986).