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Jury Discrimination Remedies Denied U.S. Supreme Court Look

June 21, 2021, 1:40 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review how far trial judges can go to enforce the high court’s landmark prohibition against race discrimination in jury selection.

An appeal denied review on Monday had asked the justices to condone a trial judge’s move to ensure that a potential juror not only isn’t kept off of the jury for discriminatory reasons, but makes it onto the deliberating jury.

The case concerned a Black juror in an employment race discrimination trial, whom Louisville government lawyers tried to prevent from sitting on the jury. The trial judge blocked the attempt, finding doing so would ...