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Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado

137 S.Ct. 855, 197 L.Ed.2d 107 (2017)

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Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado

United States Supreme Court

137 S.Ct. 855, 197 L.Ed.2d 107 (2017)

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Facts

After the jury convicted Miguel Peña-Rodriguez (defendant), the judge discharged the jurors. Two stayed behind to speak with defense counsel in private. The jurors reported that another juror, H.C., made racist statements during deliberations showing that racial animus motivated H.C. to convict. The jurors said H.C. encouraged other jurors to convict for the same reasons. The trial court acknowledged that H.C.’s comments showed bias but denied a new trial because Colorado’s evidence rules do not allow the introduction of jury deliberations to challenge a verdict. After the Colorado appellate courts affirmed, the United States Supreme Court granted review.

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Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)

Dissent (Alito, J.)

Dissent (Thomas, J.)

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