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Tharpe v. Sellers, 17-6075

Granting a petition for writ of certiorari and vacating a Court of Appeals denial of a certificate of appealability relating to the decision of the district court to deny a motion to reopen federal habeas corpus proceedings in the case of a man convicted of murder and sentenced to death whose jury included a juror who later provided a sworn affidavit that indicated their prejudicial view of black people because the district court and appeals court denials, which rested on the ground that it was indisputable among reasonable jurists that having a racist on the jury did not prejudice the defendant.

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  • Published 2018/01/08



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