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Teague v. Lane
United States Supreme Court
489 U.S. 288 (1989)
Teague (defendant), an African American was convicted of attempted murder, armed robbery, and aggravated battery by an all-white jury. The prosecution used all of its peremptory challenges to exclude African Americans from sitting on the jury. On appeal, Teague argued that his right to be tried by a jury representing a cross-section of the community was violated. Teague lost all of his state appeals. He then filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. Teague argued that a new rule should be adopted and that the fair-cross-section requirement of the Sixth Amendment ought to apply to the petit jury and not only the pool of potential jurors.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Connor, J.)
Concurrence (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
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