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Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Company



This documentary tells how an African American construction worker's personal-injury lawsuit against his employer evolved into a landmark jury selection case on the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co. that under the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause, parties in civil cases cannot use race-based peremptory challenges to reject potential jurors.. (23 min)

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