Alina Krauff

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The Nevada Supreme Court considered whether the district court erred in denying the Appellant Matthews’ objection to the prosecution’s peremptory challenge in juror selection. The Court concluded that the district court erred for two reasons: the record refutes the State’s non-demeanor explanations for using a peremptory challenge, which indicates that the explanations were pretextual, and because the district court did not fully explain its reasoning as is required in objections raised against a peremptory challenge.