The U.S. Supreme Court considered Monday whether an almost all-white Texas jury unfairly convicted and sentenced a black man to death, the latest in a string of capital cases to reach the court from the state that executes more people than any other.

Thomas Miller-El is challenging his conviction for the 1985 murder of a 25-year-old Dallas motel clerk. Several justices appeared willing to overturn his sentence, pointing to strong evidence of racial bias during jury selection.