what year did the supreme court rule in the case miller-el v. state of texas?

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What year did the Supreme Court rule in the case of Miller-el v. State of Texas?

a: 2002

b: 1999

c: 2003

d: 2001

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  • Erin
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    1 decade ago
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    n June 28, 2004 the U.S. Supreme Court granted Thomas Miller-El certiorari a second time (MILLER-EL v. DRETKE, No. 03-9659), in order to address whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit again erred in reviewing Miller-El's claim that the posecution purposefully excluded African Americans from his capital jury, in violation of Batson v. Kentucky. Arguments were heard in November 2004 and the case was decided on June 13, 2005 in Miller-El's favor. Prosecutors announced in July 2005 that they would seek a new trial.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Based on this, I would say (c) 2003.

    THOMAS JOE MILLER-EL, PETITIONER v. DOUG

    DRETKE, DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CORRECTIONAL

    INSTITUTIONS DIVISION

    ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF

    APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT

    [June 13, 2005]

    Justice Souter delivered the opinion of the Court.

    Two years ago, we ordered that a certificate of appealability, under 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c), be issued to habeas petitioner Miller-El, affording review of the District Court’s rejection of the claim that prosecutors in his capital murder trial made peremptory strikes of potential jurors based on race. Today we find Miller-El entitled to prevail on that claim and order relief under §2254.

    Source(s): www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-9659.ZO.html
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