Bloomberg Law
June 21, 2019, 2:09 PMUpdated: June 21, 2019, 7:13 PM

Justices Rule for Death Row Inmate in Clash Over Race, Juries (1)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

A black death row inmate tried six times for the same crime by the same local prosecutor won his closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case June 21 on race discrimination in jury selection.

It’s a momentous decision for the man who’s been fighting for decades to beat the charges of a quadruple murder in the small Mississippi town of Winona in 1996 that he swears he never committed.

“We are grateful that the Supreme Court has reversed Curtis Flowers’ conviction,” said Sheri Lynn Johnson, who argued his case to the justices in March.

His previous trials ended either with hung ...

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