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Name: U.S. v. Alanis
Case #: 02-30194
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 07/10/2003
Subsequent History: Amended 7/16/03

After a prosecutor offers a race-neutral explanation for the exercise of peremptory challenges, the trial court must proceed to the final step of making a deliberate decision accepting or rejecting the claim of purposeful discrimination, even without a request to do so by defense counsel.