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Batson Challenge

Definition

A challenge to the other party’s use of peremptory challenges sanctioned in Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), whereby one party alleges that the other has used its peremptory challenges on the basis of race or some other prohibited, discriminatory factor. Once the party makes a prima facie showing of discrimination, the other party must articulate a nondiscriminatory reason for its peremptory challenges

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