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Flowers v. Mississippi
Citation:139 S. Ct. 22228 (2019)
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Flowers allegedly murdered four people. He was tried six separate times. In the initial three trials, he was convicted, but the conviction was reversed on appeal. The fourth and fifth trials ended in mistrials due to hung juries. In the sixth trial, he was convicted. The prosecutor struck five of the six Black prospective jurors. Flowers argued that the State violated the Batson rule in exercising peremptory strikes against Black prospective jurors.
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