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Convictions tossed in 2 NYC shootings over jury-picking bias

December 10, 2020, Associated Press

Ishita Kala spoke with the Associated Press about her representation of two clients imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century in separate shootings being granted  retrials after the original proceedings were tainted by discriminatory conduct  from an ex-prosecutor who excluded jurors based on race and gender. Ms. Kala says, “Even a single use of a peremptory strike in a discriminatory fashion is a constitutional violation warranting a reversal of a conviction.”

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