Unraveling the Gordian Knot of Implicit Bias in Jury Selection: The Problem of Judge-Dominated Voir Dire, the Failed Promise of Batson, and Proposed Solutions

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Mark W. Bennett

U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa); Independent; Drake University - Law School

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

An experienced federal district judge discussed his own path in discovering problems of implicit bias, expires problems of implicit bias in jury selection, discusses the failed promise of Batson, and proposed some solutions. The solutions include implicit bias jury instructions that the judge has uses is all criminal and civil cases.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Mark W., Unraveling the Gordian Knot of Implicit Bias in Jury Selection: The Problem of Judge-Dominated Voir Dire, the Failed Promise of Batson, and Proposed Solutions (2010). Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 4, p. 149, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2505424

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