Justices Won’t Hear Death-Row Inmate’s Claim of Racist Juror

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday she agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of a black death-row inmate who claims he was convicted by a jury that included an outspoken racist, but wrote separately that she is “profoundly trou­bled by the underlying facts” of the case.

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Suspect in Shootout With Police Claims to Be a ‘Prophet’ in Court

A man facing a murder charge over a deadly shootout with police in front of a neighborhood market last summer said in court Friday that he was a “prophet” sent by Jesus and smeared a brown substance on a glass partition, but a prosecutor said this was all an act to further delay court proceedings.

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