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Georgia v. McCollum
United States Supreme Court
505 U.S. 42 (1992)
The State of Georgia (plaintiff) indicted the defendants, who were White, for assault and battery against an African American couple. Georgia filed a motion with the trial court requesting that the court prohibit the defendants from using peremptory jury challenges in a racially discriminatory manner. The trial court denied the motion. Georgia appealed, and the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed. Georgia petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Blackmun, J.)
Concurrence (Rehnquist, C.J.)
Dissent (O’Connor, J.)
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