Jury selection

Supreme Court Finds Prosecutors Were Motivated by Race During Jury Selection

On Monday, March 23rd, the Supreme Court made a drastic move towards overturning the death sentence of Timothy Foster, a Georgia man who was convicted of murder in 1987. The Court released a review of the previous judgment, ruling that the state’s use of peremptory challenges to strike all four black prospective jurors qualified to […]

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German Shipping Companies Sentenced to Pay $1.5 Million for Illegally Discharging Oil into the Ocean

“The German shipping companies Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG and Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS “Extum,” who owned and operated the cargo ship M/V BBC Magellan, pleaded guilty today to failure to maintain an accurate oil record book, in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and tampering with witnesses by persuading them to […]