As most readers of this blog are aware, today's attorneys are increasingly turning to the Internet to investigate jurors. Most, but not all, judges are okay with attorneys conducting such investigations. However, attorneys can run into problems when they are selective in their investigations. The article below raises the possibility that a few prosecutors in D.C. are more inclined to investigate the backgrounds of prospective jurors who are black.
District prosecutors ran criminal background checks on several potential jurors in a high-profile gang case, raising serious concerns from a judge who questioned why most people they selected were African American...to continue reading go here.
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