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Death row inmate suffered race bias: top US court

The US Supreme Court building in WashingtonThe US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of an African American death row inmate who accused prosecutors of bias for selecting an all-white jury that convicted him of murder. In a 7-1 vote, the justices struck down a Georgia Supreme Court ruling denying Timothy Foster an appeal of his death sentence for the 1986 murder of an elderly white woman. Only conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s sole African American member, dissented.

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