Leave Granted in Court of Appeals: People v. Tindal — Preservation & Batson Issues

People v. Tindal

Whether defense counsel must join a Batson challenge of a jointly-tried co-defendant to preserve the claim for appellate review.

Whether the trial court violated the Equal Protection Clause when it found a prima facie showing of discrimination against dark-skinned prospective jurors but failed to request reasons for each juror identified in the co-defendant’s Batson motions.

Chelsea Lopez represents Mr. Tindal