Opinion | A Blow Against Racism in Jury Selection

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Justice Kavanaugh examined the record in painstaking detail and noted that in Mr. Flowers’s six trials, Mr. Evans had struck 41 of 42 black potential jurors — and at the sixth trial, the one directly under review by the Supreme Court, Mr. Evans had done the same with five of the six. At that trial, Mr. Evans asked potential black jurors an average of 29 questions each. He asked the 11 white jurors who were eventually seated an average of one question each.

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