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Case: Snyder, Allen v. Louisiana
Subject(s): Equal Protection Clause, jury selection, peremptory challenge, Batson v. Kentucky
Appealed from: Louisiana Supreme Court

Docket No: 06-10119
Decision Rendered: No
Decision: None

Question(s) presented: Whether a prosecutor's reference to the infamous case prejudiced an all-white jury against a black defendant eventually sentenced to death.

Holding of appellate court: The trial court applied the Batson framework and denied the defense's challenges. On appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the trial court, ruling that the trial judge had not acted unreasonably when he accepted the prosecution's race-neutral justifications for the dismissals of the black jurors.

Date of Oral Arguments Your Prediction Your Prediction by Justice Update
Affirm Reverse Vacate Justice Affirm Reverse Vacate
Dec 04, 2007 Alito
Breyer
Ginsburg
Kennedy
Roberts
Scalia
Souter
Stevens
Thomas