On October 16, 1974, oral arguments took place at the United States Supreme Court in Taylor v. Louisiana. Billy Taylor challenged his conviction (for aggravated kidnapping) by an all-male jury. Louisiana excused women from jury service. Taylor claimed that he was denied his right to a jury that represented a cross-section of his community. The Supreme Court agreed. The Court held (in an 8-1 decision) that the Louisiana law that exempted women from jury service was unconstitutional.
You can listen to the attorneys argue this case, and Justice White announce the Court’s opinion at https://goo.gl/zkAa55.