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Law360, Washington (October 11, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT) — The conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern that allowing lawyers to present testimony of racial bias in the jury room would open the floodgates to a host of retrial requests involving different types of discrimination, signaling hostility toward a Hispanic man’s appeal of his Colorado sexual assault conviction.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito, both President George W. Bush appointees, hammered an attorney representing Miguel Angel Peña-Rodriguez on why the court should dispatch the secrecy of jury deliberations…

Source: Law360