The Kentucky Supreme Court is looking into a Louisville judge to determine whether or not he overstepped his boundaries by dismissing juries that had no black people in them.
“The concern is that the panel is not representative of the community,” said Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens, who brought in a new jury after halting a drug trial when he was unhappy with the minority representation in the jury. This was done despite objections from both the defense and the prosecution.
Stevens had done something similar in November when a 13-person jury for a theft trial had no black jurors, calling the jury selection “troublesome.”
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