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Article by Claire Rush on Batson Challenges Published by the
Defense Reasearch Institute
The Defense Research Institute’s trial tactics publication Trials and Tribulations published an article authored by Claire Rush entitled How to Make and Defend against a Batson Challenge, in its December 2011 issue. Trial lawyers who try high stakes civil cases are routinely confronted with situations where an adversary will claim that they are excusing jurors for constitutionally impermissible reasons.Ms. Rush’s article explores the legal evolution of Batson Challenges and offers trial tested tips for establishing that peremptory challenges are being made for discriminatory reasons as well as strategies for defending against such charges.