US Top Court Overturns Death Sentence from All-White Jury

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a death sentence imposed on an African-American prison inmate by an all-white jury, after finding that state prosecutors improperly kept blacks off the jury. The high court ruled 7-1 in favor of Georgia death row inmate Timothy Foster, with Justice Clarence Thomas the lone dissenter. The decision, which comes 30 years after Foster's death penalty conviction for murder, highlights the continuing effects of racism on jury selection. Lawyers for...

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