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Adrienne Dunn, Criminal Defense Lawyer wins her federal Appeal on a case of racial discrimination
In January 2010, after the successfull criminal Appeal of Lawyer Adrienne Dunn, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Cecil Keith Hayes. The federal appeal was based on radial discrimination in the jury selection.
After a carefull and thorough review of the previous trials, Adrienne Dunn and her co-counsel focused their Federal Appeal on two excluded black jurors who were replaced by two white jurors with the same characteristics resulting in an all-white jury during the trial.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges KING, STEWARD and HAYNES concluded that the judge during the trial illegally struck the two black jurors, refering to the landmark Batson vs. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) case.
Adrienne Dunn said that she hopes the reversal demonstrates a sea change in judicial attitudes toward the bar on jury discrimination.
More information on Adrienne Dunn is available at http://www.dunncriminallaw.com
The full ruling from the 5th Circuit of Appeal is available at
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