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Criminal Practice – Jury & Jurors – Questionnaires – Abuse of Discretion – Harmless Error (access required)

U.S. v. Barnette A district court's refusal to provide the defense with clean copies of the juror questionnaires was clearly an abuse of its considerable discretion in the proceedings after remand on a capital murder defendant's Batson claim, but the 4th Circuit says the error was harmless, as the record shows the error in refusing to allow defendant access harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.

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