LaQunya Baker is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and prior to working with Whitcomb, Selinsky, P.C., she practiced in the First Judicial District as a Deputy State Public Defender. As a public defender, LaQunya handled hundreds of criminal cases to include misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases.

Discriminatory Jury Selection In Re Kyree Howard-Walker*:
Part One – Batson Challenges

True Story I’ve been there, sitting at the Defense table during trial and the parties had just concluded voir dire, also known as jury selection. The court was preparing to swear in a newly formed jury of my client’s peers. Juror badges were being passed out. My co-counsel was getting ready to deliver opening statements, when I looked into the eyes of each juror and saw what I believed would lead to the loss of our case. My client,