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Name: Collins v. Rice
Case #: 01-56958
Opinion Date: 11/07/2003
Citation: 348 Fed.3d 1082

The Ninth Circuit, in a 2-1 opinion, found reversible Wheeler error in a Three Strikes case in which the state appellate court had affirmed. The federal court rejected the contention that the prosecutor’s peremptory challenges against two African-American women were exercised in a racially neutral way in this drug possession case. The case is extremely fact-specific.