US Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over racist juror claim

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a black Georgia inmate to challenge his 1991 death sentence for killing his sister-in-law after he argued the case was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether black people have souls. The justices, in a 6-3 unsigned decision, threw out a lower court’s decision that had rejected his biased jury assertion. Keith Tharpe was found guilty and sentenced to death by a jury…

Source: US Supreme Court sides with death row inmate over racist juror claim

3 conservatives dissented. Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas. The latter wrote that the court’s decision would “delay justice” for the victim, Jacquelin Freeman, who was also black. What do you think? Can a racist juror still dispense quality justice?


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