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Md. court reverses assault conviction, cites race-based juror exclusion (access required)

Cecil County prosecutors unconstitutionally struck the lone prospective Black juror from an assault case because of her race, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in overturning the conviction of the defendant, who is also Black. In it reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said the state provided no “credible, racially neutral rationale” for having excluded ...

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