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Supreme Court Reverses Sex Offender Conviction because of Racial Bias in Trial

Racial bias is “a familiar and recurring evil” in the criminal justice system, said a US Supreme Court majority last month.

One of the jurors in the Colorado case was a former law enforcement officer who, during jury deliberations, uttered a number of statements indicating his bias."…blatant racial prejudice is antithetical to the functioning of the jury system and must be confronted," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote.