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Justices Side with Death-Row Inmate Claiming Racially Biased Jury

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Justices Side with Death-Row Inmate Claiming Racially Biased Jury

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Justices Side with Death-Row Inmate Claiming Racially Biased Jury

Justices Side with Death-Row Inmate Claiming Racially Biased Jury

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The Supreme Court orders a new appeal for a black inmate on Texas' death row who claimed prosecutors purposely excluded blacks from the jury that sentenced him to death for murder. Some say the decision likely will now make it easier for death-row inmates in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana to get last-ditch appeals in federal court. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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