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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
J.E.B. v. Alabama
Citation:511 U.S. 127 (1994)
J.E.B. (Petitioner) faced claims from the mother of his child for paternity and child support. The trial court assembled a panel of 36 potential jurors, 12 males and 24 females, and the state used peremptory strikes to strike all men from the jury. J.E.B. challenged the state’s use of the peremptory strikes solely on the basis of gender, but the trial court denied his challenge and empaneled the all-female jury. The court then entered an order directing petitioner to pay child support. J.E.B. appealed.
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