Fourth Circuit Affirms Denial of Batson Relief, U.S. v. Barnette (WD NC 2011)
Posted on: 5/3/2011 04:16:39 PM by Lominack

On May 3, 2011, a panel of the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of Batson relief in United States v. Barnette. The case had previously been GVR'ed by the United States Supreme Court in light of Miller-El v. Dretke. Both the majority (written by Davis) and the concurrence (written by Keenan) found procedural errors in the district court's handling of the Batson remand but determined that the errors were harmless. Click here for the full opinion.