July 16, 2019
Curtis Flowers, tried six times for the same crime by the same local prosecutor, won his SCOTUS case on race discrimination in jury selection. Professor Ekow Yankah commented to Bloomberg Law, "It’s clearly a step forward...but when the court "goes out of its way to say this is an extraordinary case, that’s a discouraging signal.”
Professor Ekow Yankah said in The Hill that the census ruling could still end up being a victory for the Trump administration. He said the justices might be indicating how officials can argue that actions viewed by others to be discriminatory should be upheld under the law and "they’re going to give road maps on how to get this done rather than be any sort of real bulwark.”
Read The Hill article.