Arizona bill would end an effort to stop racial bias in jury selection before it begins

Arizona Republic and

Opinion: A bill reinstating peremptory challenges would end an important experiment in Arizona to fight racial discrimination in courtroom. The Arizona Supreme Court in August enacted a transformative rule: potential jurors can no longer be struck from serving on a trial jury without a reason. The authors are faculty members at Arizona State University [including] Valena Beety [who] is a professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Deputy Director of the Academy for Justice.