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New York Law Journal Publishes Commentary by Judge Gail Prudenti, Dean, on Supreme Court Ruling Against Racial Stacking of Juries

Official photo of Judge Gail Prudenti, Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in her office

A commentary by Judge Gail Prudenti, dean and executive director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, titled “Jury Selection Shouldn’t Be an Opportunity for Advancing Racist Agenda” was published on Aug. 27 by the New York Law Journal.

In her commentary, Judge Prudenti argues that in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June in a case called Flowers v. Mississippi, the justices “confirmed in no uncertain terms that attorneys cannot misuse ‘peremptory’ challenges to exclude potential jurors solely because of their race.”

Read Judge Prudenti’s full commentary on the New York Law Journal website.