“In every study I know of that has been done around the country, looking at both state courts and federal courts, there is a common finding,” says Semel. “The practice of racist discrimination strikes remains an unprecedented feature of the jury selection system. So you can choose California, you can choose North Carolina, you can choose Connecticut, you can choose Washington state, Oregon, etc. And the results aren’t significantly the same.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/racial-discrimination-jury-selection/2021/12/18/2b6ec690-5382-11ec-8ad5-b5c50c1fb4d9_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_national Racism in the selection of judges remains. Several states are taking action to address this issue.