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Johnson v. California

Docket No.: 04-6964
Certiorari Granted: Jan 7 2005
Argued: April 18, 2005
Decided: June 13, 2005

Topics:

Civil Rights, Desegregation, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Title VII, habeas, jury selection, murder

PartyNames: Jay Shawn Johnson v. California
Petitioner: Jay Shawn Johnson
Respondent: California

Court Below: Court of Appeal of California, First Appellate District
Citation: No. A085450 unpublished
Supreme Court Docket

Jay Shawn Johnson
v.
California
545 U.S. 162 (2005)
Question Presented:

Whether to establish a prima facie case under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), the objector must show that it is more likely than not the other party's peremptory challenges, if unexplained, were based on impermissible group bias?

Question:

In order to establish a prima facie case under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986), must the objector show that it is more likely than not that the other party's peremptory challenges were based on impermissible group bias?

Johnson v. California
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 18, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 8-1
Opinion By:
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