US Supreme Court says racist jurors can invalidate verdict

US Supreme Court says racist jurors can invalidate verdictThe US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a conviction can be thrown out if a juror is deemed to show racial bias during the deliberations over the verdict. In cases where a juror makes remarks showing racial or ethnic bias, the Supreme Court said that had to be taken into account as threatening a defendant’s right to a fair and impartial jury. The justices addressed the case of a Hispanic man, Miguel Angel Pena-Rodriguez, who was charged in 2007 with attempted sexual assault of two teenage girls at a racetrack in Denver, Colorado.



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