Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
The peremptory challenge is a method by which attorneys can strike a potential juror from the jury pool without a valid reason. With Batson v. Kentucky (1986), the Supreme Court ruled that peremptory challenges cannot be issued on the basis of race, however, there are many problems with the way this precedent has been followed in various states. The goal of this research is to analyze how Arkansas courts implement the Batson precedent. This research also studies whether the way in which Arkansas courts utilize the peremptory challenge creates ideologically imbalanced juries.
Peremptory challenge, Batson, Arkansas, MacKintrush
Lindsey, A. (2023). Batson v. Kentucky Guidelines and the Use of Peremptory Challenges in Arkansas Courts: A Case Study. Political Science Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/plscuht/24