The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (“Korematsu Center”) hass recently filed an amicus brief with the New York City Court of Appeals. Essentially, individuals or groups who are not a party to the lawsuit but who have a strong interest on the topic may file an amicus brief.
In People v. Bridgeforth, the Appellant asserted that the prosecutor 0used his peremptory strikes to prevent all dark-skinned females from being on the jury. The Korematsu Center’s purpose with filing this specific amicus brief was to counsel the New York Court of Appeals to acknowledge that omitting an individual from jury service based on skin color breaks the Equal Protection Clause of the United States and New York Constitutions.
Published first on the Savannah Law School website.