Where an appellant, who brought claims of discrimination and First Amendment violations against his former city employer after his termination, requested a new trial on the basis of an alleged Batson violation, the district court did not err in striking the claim because the defendants provided a race-neutral reason for striking the only African American potential juror, and the court also did not err in excluding evidence because it was unlikely that the additional evidence would have tipped the balance in his favor.
Judgment is affirmed.
Landwehr v. City of Gerald (MLW No. 73960/Case No. 18-2110 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.