U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Curtis Flowers’ Conviction

On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Curtis Flowers v. State of Mississippi. In looking at the controversial Mississippi death penalty case, the justices examined if District Attorney Doug Evans used racial discrimination in the jury selection for Flowers’ most recent trial. On June 21, 2019 the court announced it has ruled in favor of Flowers and has reversed his conviction.

The case presented to the court included reporting from APM Reports, which uncovered a pattern of racist jury selection by Evans. APM Reports brought the case to national attention with the second season of the award-winning podcast In the Dark. (read more)

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