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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

How to Use These Resources

The resources are designed for use in the classroom or courtroom.

In Advance

  1. Teachers/lawyers and students read the Case Summaries and Questions.
  2. Participants prepare presentations of the facts and summaries the cases in the classroom or courtroom.
  3. Complete the discussion questions and open the floor for further debate.

DISCLAIMER: These resources are created by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for educational purposes only. They may not reflect the current state of the law, and are not intended to provide legal advice, guidance on litigation, or commentary on any pending case or legislation.