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Criminal Law: Armed Assault-Gender-Biased Peremptory Strikes

Defendant appealed his conviction for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and argued that the trial court erred in ruling that defendant’s peremptory strikes of two male jurors was pretextual and discriminatory. Where defendant had not challenged other jurors who were similarly situated on the non-discriminatory basis ...

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