About This Course
All white juries continue to be the norm, even in locations with diverse populations. The reasons offered for striking people of color are often trivial and generally fall into the category of “approved race-neutral reasons” which are routinely approved by judges. With this is a growing recognition that Batson has failed to prevent discrimination in jury selection. Some states have adopted other approaches to combat discrimination in selection.
This CLE course will review the challenges of litigating Batson claims as well as offer avenues to improve your chances of prevailing on a Batson objections. The course will also present the other avenues being taken to prevent discrimination injury selection.