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Death sentence conviction rejected

Court cites racial bias in selection of jury

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / June 14, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court yesterday overturned the murder conviction of a black man sentenced to die by a nearly all-white jury, signalling that lower courts must give greater weight to claims of racial bias when prosecutors use challenges to keep minorities from serving on juries. (Full article: 650 words)

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