We, the Jury: Racial Profiling in the Jury Box: New Jersey v. Andujar

During voir dire in New Jersey v. Andujar, a prosecutor ran a criminal background check on one prospective African American juror in order to have that juror challenged for cause. The appellate court determined that the trial judge, before dismissing the juror for cause, should have made a finding of fact regarding the validity of the criminal background check.