Peremptory Strikes

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether defendant failed to prove that State’s peremptory strike of only non-white juror was a pretext for racial discrimination?    

Defendant was convicted of criminal sexual conduct.  During the trial, the State use a peremptory strike to remove the only non-white juror from the jury.  Defendant objection’s was overruled.  Defendant appealed.  On appeal, defendant argued that the State’s peremptory strike of the only non-white juror was racial discrimination.  The Minnesota Supreme Court held that the defendant failed to prove that the State’s use of a peremptory strike on the only non-white juror was a pretext for racial discrimination.  Conviction affirmed.

State v. Lufkins, A19-1809, Minnesota Supreme Court.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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