Crown Heights

NPR's Margot Adler reports from New York on the appeals court decision to overturn the federal convictions of two black men in connection with the 1991 stabbing death of a Jewish rabbinical student during riots in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The appeals court ruled that efforts by the trial judge to create a jury that was racially and religiously balanced were unconstitutional. The defendants in the case will be retried.

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