Batson challenge

Definition of "Batson challenge"
  1. A legal objection to the use of peremptory challenges that remove potential jurors based on their race, gender or other protected characteristics, thereby violating the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution
How to use "Batson challenge" in a sentence
  1. The defense lawyer submitted a Batson challenge, alleging that the prosecution was biased in its selection of jurors.
  2. In an attempt to maintain fairness in the trial, the court considered the Batson challenge seriously.
  3. After seeing that most of the dismissed jurors shared common features, they decided to put forth a Batson challenge.

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