Monday, January 26, 2015

Is the Defendant White or Not?

As jury selection continues in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings, so does debate about what would constitute a fair and impartial jury. Questions have been raised about the race, gender, age and religiosity of prospective jurors; about the effect of holding the trial in Boston; and about the legal requirement that the jurors be open to the possibility of sentencing the defendant to death.

More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/opinion/sunday/is-the-defendant-white-or-not.html

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