US v. Stephens, 06-2892
A decision on remand granting defendant a new trial based on a Batson challenge is reversed, his convictions for wire fraud reinstated and affirmed, and the matter remanded for resentencing where: 1) the district court failed to conduct all three steps of the Batson analysis on remand, and instead revisited only step one of the analysis and went no further; and 2) upon review, the record reveals no Batson violation.
- Argued 05/24/2007
- Decided 01/31/2008
- Published 01/31/2008
- KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Edmond E. Chang (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Barry Levenstam, Irina Dmitrieva (argued), Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.