Ase study based upon on a hypothetical legal situation
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Case StudiesYou will be asked to write a case study based upon on a hypothetical legal situation. You should follow the same IRAC method that judges use when they write case decisions. The expectation is that you will provide a thoughtful analysis of the case scenario, using the concepts that you have learned in the textbook.
The analysis should be approximately one to two pages (double spaced) in length. I appreciate brevity, but not at the expense of quality.
Chapter 3 Case Hypothetical
Directions: Read the following fact pattern. Write a case study that carefully considers the case scenario and questions.
Fact Pattern: Defendant Woodson is an African-American male accused of murdering a white female in an apartment burglary. During the jury selection process, Prosecutor Forbes exercises only two peremptory challenges, excusing from service the only two African-Americans in the jury. An all-white jury is eventually empanelled, and Defendant Woodson is convicted of first-degree murder, with life imprisonment imposed as punishment.
After the jury verdict is announced, Prosecutor Forbes is questioned by the local media concerning his exercise of the peremptory challenges. Prosecutor Forbes explains that race was not a factor in his decision, but that the two potential jurors were excused a?because they have facial hair, and as a matter of practice, I do not want individuals with facial hair serving on my jury.a? Further, Prosecutor Forbes states a?I categorically deny that race played any factor whatsoever in the jury selection process.a?
The following are questions that you should make sure that you answer as part of this assignment in addition to the case brief.
1. On appeal, should the appellate court:
a) deem Prosecutor Forbesa actions reversible error, and remand the case to the trial court level to be retried;
b) vacate (nullify) the jury verdict, and dismiss the charges against Defendant Woodson; or
c) allow the conviction to stand?
2. Should prosecutors be allowed to consider race as a factor in the jury selection process? Gender? Age?