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Griffith v. Kentucky
United States Supreme Court
479 U.S. 314 (1987)
In Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), the United States Supreme Court held that a defendant in a state criminal trial could use the prosecution’s peremptory challenges during jury selection to establish a prima facie case of racial discrimination that violated the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court granted certiorari on a set of pending cases to determine whether Batson could be applied retroactively to cases pending on direct review that were not final when Batson was decided.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Blackmun, J.)
Dissent (White, J.)
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