Batson v. Kentucky and J.E.B v. Alabama
This Sixth Amendment activity is based on the landmark Supreme Court case Batson v. Kentucky and the landmark Supreme Court case J.E.B. v. Alabama, both dealing with jury selection. Using these resources, present each case and discuss the value of having a diverse jury.
About these Resources
Review facts and case summaries for:
Batson v. Kentucky (race and jury selection)
J.E.B. v. Alabama (gender and jury selection)
- Review the discussion questions to check for understanding.
How to Use These Resources
The resources are designed for use in the classroom or courtroom.
- Teachers/lawyers and students read the Case Summaries and Questions.
- Participants prepare presentations of the facts and summaries the cases in the classroom or courtroom.
- Complete the discussion questions and open the floor for further debate.