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Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling
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Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as “preemptive strikes” to keep every single possible black juror off a jury in the 1986 trial against Timothy Tyrone Foster, then 18. The resulting all-white jury found Foster, black, guilty of killing a 79-year-old white woman and sentenced him to death.