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Fault Lines Links – SCOTUS to Consider Racial Bias in Jury Selection

Oct. 26, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Welcome to Monday, what you need to know this morning:

  • The US Supreme Court will examine whether racial bias in jury dismissal by prosecutors is constitutional in a case set for Nov 2. This comes in the context of an appeal by black man Timothy Tyrone Foster, convicted of murdering an elderly white woman in Georgia, where prosecutor notes show potential race discrimination in the jury selection.
  • Louisiana Officers Timothy Adgate and Ryan Owen were placed on leave following the fatal shooting of Lawrence Green. The officers shot Green after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife.
  • After a lengthy legal battle, the independent report into the death of unarmed black teen Kendric McDade is set to be published. McDade was shot dead by Pasadena officers responding to an armed robbery call in 2012.
  • The FBI is to assist with the investigation into the death of Corey Jones by officers in Palm Beach, Florida last week.
  • Florida death row inmate Wayne Doty has requested to be executed by electric chair rather than lethal injection.
  • A grand jury declined to charge Deputy Todd Raible in the shooting of unarmed Derek Cruice during a drug raid in Florida earlier this year. The deputy allegedly feared for his life when Cruice made a ‘gun-like’ motion with his hands.

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