Civil Rights Groups Hail Appeals Court Ruling in Case Challenging Exclusion of Dark-Skinned Juror

, New York Law Journal


A Dec. 22 ruling by the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, finding that "skin color" is separate from "race" in a case challenging the exclusion of a dark-skinned Indian-born woman from a jury was hailed by civil rights groups as an important ruling.

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Originally appeared in print as Ruling Faults Use of Skin Tone as Factor in Jury Selection

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