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Court of Appeals – Batson Challenge: People v. Bridgeforth

New York State Court of Appeals Batson Challenge Discrimination in Juror Selection People v. Bridgeforth No. 207 Judge Abdus-Salaam Background: At issue is whether skin color of a prospective juror is a cognizable classification upon which to challenge a prosecutor’s use of peremptory strikes may be based. The trial courts below held that the defendant failed to make a prima facie ...

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