Home Daily News Bias in jury selection is back before Supreme… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 7, 2018, 12:07 pm CST sirtravelalot / Shutterstock.com Lawyers for two death-row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide questions of racial bias in jury selection. Last Friday, the court accepted the case of Curtis Flowers, a black Mississippi inmate who has been tried six times for a 1996 quadruple murder at a furniture store, according to the Associated Press, the Clarion Ledger and APM Reports. The prosecutor in Flowers’ six trials used the “overwhelming majority” of his peremptory strikes to exclude potential black jurors, according to the Clarion Ledger. In a second case, lawyers for a black death-row inmate in California contend prosecutors used a question about O.J. Simpson’s murder trial as a tool to exclude blacks from juries, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The newspaper dubs the question the “O.J. … [Read more...] about Bias in jury selection is back before Supreme Court; is ‘OJ strategy’ a Batson violation?
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IN JUNE 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson was found almost decapitated outside her home in an upmarket Los Angeles neighbourhood. Her gruesome murder and her ex-husband's controversial trial shocked the United States - here's what you need to know. When was Nicole Brown Simpson murdered? Nicole Brown was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a German mother and American father, and would later attend high school in California. After becoming a waitress at a Beverly Hills private club, Brown met future husband, professional NFL player OJ Simpson in 1977. The pair married in 1985 and had two children Sydney and Justin, but she later filed for divorce from Simpson citing "irreconcilable differences". On June 13, 1994, 35-year-old Brown's body was found outside her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Restaurant waiter Ron Goldman was also found at her home, in the fetal position in a pool of blood. An autopsy found that Brown had been stabbed seven times in the neck and scalp, and had a 5.5in slit across her … [Read more...] about When was Nicole Brown Simpson murdered, what happened in the OJ Simpson trial and where is he now?
SHE was the showgirl whose colourful love life propelled her to the centre of the most famous British scandal of the 20th century - and helped bring down the government. Christine Keeler, who was at the heart of the Profumo affair, died aged 75 – and a new BBC drama is set to retell the story of sex, espionage and suicide. Here's what you need to know about her. Who was Christine Keeler? Christine Keeler was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, in 1942 and raised in Berkshire by her mum and step-dad. She claimed in a later memoir she was sexually abused by her step-father, who she said beat her mother and drowned her puppies. She also said she aborted her own child with a knitting needle after falling pregnant to a US airman aged 17. Still only a teenager, Christine was a topless cabaret dancer in London's Soho when she met society man-about-town Stephen Ward. He introduced her to a whirlwind party scene involving what were described as orgies attended by aristocrats and VIPs. It was … [Read more...] about Who was Christine Keeler, when did she meet John Profumo at Cliveden House and what is the Arne Jacobsen chair photo?