Elisabeth Semel Discusses CA Supreme Court Review of Racial Bias in Juries

San Francisco Daily Journal, May 27, by Laura Ernde
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Elisabeth Semel, director of the Death Penalty Clinic … said she hopes the court recognizes the importance of allowing appeals courts to fully explore questions of juror bias. “You would think a court would want every tool at its disposal to conduct a full inquiry,” Semel said. “It’s kind of like telling a fighter to go into the ring with his hands tied behind his back. It deprives the court of valuable information.”