Batson Challenges

Commonwealth v. Derrick Edwards, 2018 Pa. Super. 1

Posted in Batson Challenges,Constitutional Challenges,PA Superior Court Cases,Prosecutorial Misconduct on January 2, 2018

A prosecutor cannot strike a prospective juror because she’s black The Pennsylvania Superior Court’s first published decision of 2018 was no small case. Derrick Edwards was accused of having taken part in eight armed robberies throughout Philadelphia. He was convicted at trial and sentenced to 22 to 44 years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Edwards challenged the… read more