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Pena-Rodriquez v. Colorado

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-606

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a defendant charged with sexual misdemeanors when it was learned a juror had uttered racially-biased anti-Hispanic comments in the jury room.  The case pitted concerns about racial bias against the premise that jury deliberations should be confidential.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute