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DARNELL FORD v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

Criminal procedure -- Voir dire -- Racial animus For over 85 years, both Maryland and federal law have required that courts ask prospective jurors about possible racial bias they may have against the accused in a criminal trial. See, e.g., Aldridge v. United States, 283 U.S. 308 (1931); Contee v. State, 223 Md. 575 (1960); Hernandez ...