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Jan 23, 2024

United States Supreme Court Asked to Consider Another Case of Racially Biased Prosecutorial Jury Strikes

On December 18, 2023, attor­neys for Warren King, an intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­abled black man sen­tenced to death in Georgia in 1998, filed a peti­tion for a writ of cer­tio­rari in the United States Supreme Court, ask­ing the Court to review the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ rul­ing deny­ing Mr. King relief. The peti­tion states that abun­dant evi­dence demon­strates that the pros­e­cu­tor dis­crim­i­nat­ed against Black and female jurors in select­ing [Mr.] King’s jury,” which vio­lates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Former Appling County pros­e­cu­tor John…