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Second Circuit Reverses Attorney’s Conviction for Exclusion of Public from Jury Selection

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Raghubir Gupta, a New York attorney, was convicted in 2008 in the Southern District of New York of preparing fraudulent immigration applications and sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed Gupta’s conviction, holding that the trial court violated Gupta’s Sixth Amendment rights by excluding the… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Reversal on Batson Grounds

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   Jeffrey Brooks was a student at Southern University in New Orleans. Allen Snyder was a Louisiana man on trial in a Louisiana court for the first degree murder of his wife, Mary. And Mr. Brooks was a member of Synder’s jury panel.    The prosecution and defense winnowed the 85 prospective jurors of the… Continue Reading