I don't have a lot of time to write, but the Chronicle today cited in its' candidate interview that Jim Leitner said the following:
Leitner, saying he was trained as a prosecutor in the late 1970s to try to keep minorities off juries, offered a three-month experiment of no "peremptory challenges" by prosecutors during jury selection. In Texas, the prosecution and defense each can block 10 members of a jury panel for a variety of reasons, based on written and oral information each juror supplies to the court.
Um, Jim, I love ya, brother, but are you out of your mind?
Or did you get misquoted?