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Flowers v. Mississippi, 17–9572

Addressed whether the State of Mississippi's peremptory strike of a particular black prospective juror was motivated by discriminatory intent. Justice Kavanaugh, who delivered the opinion of the 7-2 Court, explicitly stated that the decision broke no new legal ground but rather simply reinforced the Batson decision, in this case involving a man's sixth murder trial (the other five had ended in hung juries or else been reversed on appeal).

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/21


  • Kavanaugh


  • United States Supreme Court


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