Murder Conviction Overturned Because Of Dismissed Juror With “Democratic Views”

Posted by | December 29, 2012 08:17 | Filed under: Top Stories

Nevada’s supreme court overturned the conviction of a Las Vegas man who had been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his brother-in-law because a panel determined a juror had been dismissed because of  Democratic views.”

Concurring with the majority, Justice Mark Gibbons wrote that one reason offered by prosecutors for striking the black juror “was that she is a registered Democrat who had ‘Democratic’ views on law enforcement.”

“Political affiliation is not a proper component as a basis for asserting a challenge to a juror,” Gibbons said.

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