Batson revisited: Exploring racial bias in contemporary jury selection
Thirty years have passed since the hallmark decision of Batson v. Kentucky,. While racial discrimination in jury selection may no longer exist in such a blatant fashion as it did in yesteryear, attorneys should be aware of the subtle racial bias still present in contemporary jury selection.
Legal aid should lead in the pursuit of racial justice
Legal aid organizations must revamp their approach to poverty issues and their programming in order to achieve success in the war on poverty and in providing access to justice to those minority populations that have been sidelined for decades.
SCOTUS upholds affirmative action program at University of Texas at Austin
The striking contrast in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin between the manner in which the majority and the dissent view the consideration of race as a factor in admissions is alarmingly difficult to reconcile with the notion of an America that has—or can—come to terms with a history of legally sanctioned racism.