The now-infamous videotape of a training session led by former Philadelphia homicide prosecutor Jack McMahon -- in which he discussed techniques to keep African-Americans off juries -- has resulted in yet anther court ruling that tosses out a murder conviction. This time, the author of the opinion is 3rd Circuit Judge Edward R. Becker, who faulted McMahon for engaging in improper jury selection tactics that violated the U.S. Supreme Court's Batson v. Kentucky ruling.
3rd Circuit Upholds Finding of 'Batson' Violation
The Legal Intelligencer
October 17, 2005