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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Snyder v. Louisiana
Citation:552 U.S. 472 (2008)
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Snyder (Petitioner) was charged with first-degree murder. He was convicted in Louisiana state court by a jury and sentenced to death. He appealed, contending that the prosecutor had improperly used peremptory challenges to strike potential jurors based on race. The prosecutor had removed two Black jurors. When asked to provide a race-neutral explanation, the prosecutor stated that the jurors looked nervous or had student-teaching obligations.
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