Currie v. McDowell, No. 13-16187 [June 8, 2016]
Currie’s prosecutor, Mr. Brown, has a “history of
unconstitutional race-based peremptory strikes.” See Johnson v. California, 545 U.S. 162 (2005). Mr. Brown’s reasons
for striking an African American juror “were all flawed – each reason was
either unreasonable, demonstrably false, or applied just as well to the
non-black jurors Brown allowed to remain on the jury.” Because the constitution
forbids striking even a single prospective juror for a discriminatory purpose Court
ruled that Currie’s habeas petition should be granted.