Friday, April 8, 2016

Supremes Take Up Case That Could Open Door To Race-Baiting Jurors

The bench plans to take up this dangerous case this fall, without the late conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia to fight it. All the more reason to fight Obama’s liberal pick to replace him.
Courts: When Hillary Clinton and other liberals claim “systemic racism” in criminal justice, they’re not just talking about cops and courts. They also think juries are racist, and they’re pushing “reforms” to second-guess their verdicts.
Several liberal groups, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, are backing a major lawsuit that aims to subject jurors to investigation for racial bias after they convict criminals.
If they succeed, defense lawyers could challenge convictions based on the vaguest notions of bias, and there are liberal judges who would no doubt agree to overturn them.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear their crusading case: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado.
Hispanic immigrant Miguel Pena-Rodriguez claims his Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury was violated when the state convicted him of criminal sexual contact with two teenage girls. Despite overwhelming evidence against him, Pena-Rodriguez insists he was railroaded because a juror was biased against illegal immigrants.
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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