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issue of racial discrimination in the Monroe County jury system

Fischer, Paul

issue of racial discrimination in the Monroe County jury system

by Fischer, Paul

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Published by Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. in [Rochester, N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State),
  • Monroe Co.
    • Subjects:
    • Jury selection -- New York (State) -- Monroe Co.,
    • Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- New York (State) -- Monroe Co.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Paul Fischer, Ogden Dumas, Jr., William A. Johnson, Jr.
      ContributionsDumas, Ogden, joint author., Johnson, William Archer, 1942- joint author., Urban League of Rochester, N.Y.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFN6199.M66 C5723
      The Physical Object
      Pagination34 leaves ;
      Number of Pages34
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4159977M
      LC Control Number80140954

      Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection Racial discrimination in the selection of juries in deciding criminal cases involving minorities has also been written about as an additional factor of judicial discrimination experienced by minorities. The use of peremptory challenges in the process of jury selection may keep minorities off juries.   The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that trial courts may look into jury deliberations if there is clear evidence of racial bias. Deliberations are normally off-limits after a verdict.

      Based on the evidence presented in this case, we conclude that the appellant has established a prima facie case of racial discrimination in the selection process of the grand jury foreman in Monroe County, and that the State has failed to rebut that prima facie case. This very issue, concerning the same county, was recently addressed by this court in Lee v. State, So. 2d (). (Montiel, J., dissenting with opinion). Judge Bowen, writing for the majority, stated: "The appellant was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury in January It is undisputed that for the grand juries in.

      The appellant was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury in January It is undisputed that for the grand juries in Monroe County 1 from to , only one black (in ) and one female (in ) served as foreman. CR. , R. There was evidence that from April through March , 12 different persons were appointed foreman. Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy Nearly years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of to eliminate racial discrimination in jury selection, people of color continue to be excluded from jury service because of their race, especially in serious criminal trials and death penalty cases.


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