Minority Issues in Criminal Justice: Georgia v. McCollum
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This paper reviews a recent United States Supreme Court decision Georgia v. McCollum (505 U. S. 42, 1992) in which the United States' highest court held that peremptory jury selection by a criminal defendant, like jury selection by a state prosecutor, ceases to be acceptable when it forbids the inclusion of whole groups of people instead of merely the exclusion of particular individuals who cannot be counted upon to deliberate honestly and thoughtfully.
From the Paper:"Georgia v. McCollum was a United States Supreme Court case that involved the uncomfortable intersection between discrimination and jury selection. Particularly, the case turned upon how the legal system should balance the rights of the accused with the rights of prospective jurors. The following paper will examine the High Court's balancing of these two rights and assess whether or not the final "balancing act" achieved was a sound one or whether it creates the potential for new abuses (ended here)."
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