December 2022 Bar Bulletin
By Ian C. Cairns
As previously noted in this column, the Washington Supreme Court has been a leader among state high courts in addressing unconscious racial bias in the jury selection process, perhaps most notably through its adoption of GR 37.1 More recently, our Supreme Court has issued two decisions reinforcing its commitment to eliminating racial bias from our jury system. This article provides an overview of these cases and then highlights some of the key takeaways for practitioners.
In June of this year the Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Zamora, which reversed the...