Supreme Court Again Weighs Racial Bias in Death Penalty Case

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A death penalty case receives a rare second hearing at the Supreme Court. Two years ago, justices ruled there was sufficient evidence of racial discrimination at Thomas Miller-El's murder trial. The case was sent back to the appeals court with instructions to reevaluate apparent racial discrimination in jury selection. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.



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