Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding Black jurors

AmNews Staff Reports | 11/19/2019, 11:22 a.m.
Four Black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to ...
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Four Black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.

The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an African American man, citing racial bias in jury selection.

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