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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas surprised court observers on Wednesday when he made a rare intervention in judicial arguments — ask a question in a case where a death, a challenge is sentenced for his conviction and sentence.
Thomas, who is the only African-Americans, and the only southerner, of the condemned to the court, asked his rare question at the end of the arguments in a case with a black Mississippi to death, Curtis Flowers was tried six different times for the 1996 murders of four people in a furniture store.
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Flowers lawyers claimed that a white Prosecutor had a history of excessively using jury strikes to exclude African-Americans from the jury
The Associated Press reported that a clear majority of the court troubled appeared to be “on” by the actions of the Prosecutor — Prosecutor Doug Evans — in the pursuit of flowers.
Thomas asked if the flowers had made the lawyers in the case to make similar decisions, and the race of each of the struck jurors. Lawyer Sheri Lynn Johnson said that three white jurors were excused by flowers’ attorney.
According to The Washington Post, two of the flower, studies hung, and convictions of three others were thrown overboard because of misconduct on the part of Evans.
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But the Mississippi Supreme Court confirmed in 2010, his conviction, in spite of Evans ‘ striking five of the six black jurors, with the argument that Evans race had to-neutral reasons for the strikes.
Thomas’ last issues in a case were in the year 2016, and that was his first intervention in a decade. He has previously said that he was on the written briefs, and believes that his colleagues interrupt too much.
Fox News’ Bill Mears and The Associated Press contributed to this report.