Tag Archives: racial bias

New Article on Racial Bias in Evidence Rules

Jasmine Gonzales Rose has posted Toward a Critical Race Theory of Evidence on ssrn. The article is forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Scholars, judges, and lawyers have long believed that evidence rules apply equally to all … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, Criminal, police killings, Research, Scholarship | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

New Study on Racial Bias in Legal Writing

Here. The study, titled “Written in Black & White: Exploring Confirmation Bias in Racialized Perceptions of Writing Skills,” is well worth the short read. An excerpt: We undertook this study with the hypothesis that unconscious confirmation bias in a supervising … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

U.S. v. Benally — CA10 Reinstates Conviction after Juror Alleged Racial Bias against Indian

In United States v. Benally, the Tenth Circuit reinstated a federal criminal conviction for assaulting a BIA officer against a Ute Mountain Ute tribal member. An excerpt: On October 10, 2007, a jury convicted Kerry Dean Benally of forcibly assaulting … Continue reading

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