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Civil Procedure Keyed to Rowe
Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co.
Citation:500 U.S. 614 (1991)
Edmonson, a Black man, was a construction worker for Leesville Concrete (Defendant) and was injured during an accident at the worksite. Edmonson filed suit, and during jury selection, Leesville attempted to use its peremptory challenges to exclude Black jurors. Edmonson asked the court to compel Leesville to provide race-neutral explanations for striking the jurors, but the district court denied the request. Edmonson appealed.
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