NACDL - Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner (on Petition for Writ of Certiorari).

Brief filed: 01/07/2016

Documents

Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 15-606

Prior Decision

Decision below Pena-Rodriguez v. People, 350 P.3d 287 (Colo. May 18, 2015).

Argument

Racial and ethnic bias in jury deliberations erodes public confidence in a criminal justice system already plagued by racial disparity. The admission of evidence showing juror bias during deliberations is necessary to protect the right to a fair trial. 

Author(s)

R. Reeves Anderson and Holly E. Sterrett, Arnold & Porter LLP; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.