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Supreme Court overturns murder conviction in case that raised questions of racial bias

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the most recent conviction of a Mississippi man who has been tried an extraordinary six times for a quadruple murder in 1996, finding that a zealous prosecutor once again had improperly ...

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High court says bias in jury room can be probed

WASHINGTON — Accusations that a juror made racially biased statements about a defendant may require judges to break through the usual secrecy that surrounds jury deliberations, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. “A constitutional rule that racial bias in the justice system ...

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