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U.S. Supreme Court hears Curtis Flowers case

March 20, 2019

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 1:16 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 1:16 PM

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what happened. that surprise came from justice clarence thomas. he hardly ever asks questions during oral arguments. the last time he did was three years ago. but this morning, thomas asked about the race of the jurors dismissed in the 20-10 trial. and based on the questions asked of the attorneys by most of the justices, it seemslikely the high court will rule forflowers because district attorney doug evanshas a history of improperly excluding black jurors. justice samuel alito, for example, usually sides with prosecutors. but this morning, he said the history of this case prior the 20-10 trial, was very troubling. of course, we don't know when the u-s supreme court will rule on this case. thomas's question this morning was whether flowers' attorney in the 20-10 trial had similarly excused jurors and of what race. flowers attorney today replied that the trial attorney excused three white jurors. but the court's majority appeared to side with flowers. keep in mind, if that conviction does get overturned, the d-a in montgomery county could again try flowers for a seventh time. craig ford,
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