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Case No. 21-0062

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State of Iowa
Devontez D. Voigts


State of Iowa


Devontez D. Voigts

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 23, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Bethany Currie, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J. (3 pages)

            Devontez Voigts appeals the district court’s denial of his challenge to the racial composition of the jury pool in his criminal trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Voigts has failed to causally link the racial underrepresentation of his jury pool to a jury-management practice, so we affirm the district court’s rejection of his fair-cross-section challenge. 

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