Jury selection and fair and impartial jurors in Truck Wreck Cases is important,
a biased juror can undo years of work for your truck wreck case.
In a 7-1 decision penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court
of the United States unequivocally re-affirmed the Constitution’s
prohibition against racial bias in an American court of law. The decision in
Foster v. Chatman, handed down on May 23, 2016, is good news for truck wreck victims. Only
the late Justice Scalia’s voting shadow Justice Thomas dissented.
Real truck wreck lawyers feared existing racial selection or de-selection
rules in jury trial
Batson motions only allowed insurers and trucking companies to make up excuses
when they remove minorities from juries—the good ole days for insurers
and defense lawyers.
The Supreme Court strongly criticized the use of B and N—presumably
No—to identify African American jurors on the prosecution’s
jury selection notes, discovered after a man was sentenced to death for
a crime he admittedly committed.
The US Supreme Court identified the sheer number of references to race
in the prosecutor’s file disturbing, and the excuses for removing
black jurors from the actual jury selected for the case “reeked
Assuring a plaintiff in a commercial motor vehicle case a right to a fair
and impartial jury, selected without a racially discriminatory intent
is critical to our justice system. In truck wreck cases you have to know
not only the rules of the road, but the rules of the Courtroom. At Terry
Jackson, P.C. we have the experience to identify those race excuses in
removing jurors at trial, and protect your truck wreck case at trial—where
it really matters for you. We know
truck wrecks and trials.