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People v. Currie
California Court of Appeal for the First District
87 Cal. App. 4th 225 (2001)
After a jury trial in California state court, Aldridge Currie (defendant) was convicted of murder in the second degree, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and the use of a firearm in the commission of the crimes of murder and attempted robbery. Currie moved to quash the master jury list and the jury venire, arguing that African-Americans were not properly represented within the lists of potential jurors in the county. Currie argued that this underrepresentation violated his rights under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution as well as article I, section 16 of the California state constitution. The trial court denied Currie’s motion, finding that he had not made a prima facie case for a constitutionally improper underrepresentation of African-Americans in the jury venire. Currie appealed the denial of his motion.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stevens, J.)
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