Murder Conviction Overturned Because Of Dismissed Juror With “Democratic Views”

Nevada’s supreme court overturned the conviction of a Las Vegas man who had been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of his brother-in-law because a panel determined a juror had been dismissed because of ¬†Democratic views.”

Concurring with the majority, Justice Mark Gibbons wrote that one reason offered by prosecutors for striking the black juror “was that she is a registered Democrat who had ‘Democratic’ views on law enforcement.”

“Political affiliation is not a proper component as a basis for asserting a challenge to a juror,” Gibbons said.

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