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On This Date in Legal History

On November 20, 1961, the United States Supreme Court decided Hoyt v. Florida. The case involved an all-male jury convicting Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband. In Florida women were excluded from jury service unless they proactively registered with the clerk … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 19,1994, the United States Supreme Court held in J.E.B. v. Alabama that the Equal Protection clause prohibits gender-based discrimination during jury selection. Justice Blackmun, who authored the majority opinion, explained– “Equal opportunity to participate in the fair administration … Continue reading

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On January 21, 1975, the United States Supreme Court decided Taylor v. Louisiana. This case arose after an all-male jury found Billy Taylor guilty of a serious criminal offense. Taylor alleged that his right to an impartial jury was violated. In … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 19,1994, the United States Supreme Court held in J.E.B. v. Alabama that the Equal Protection clause prohibits gender-based discrimination during jury selection. Justice Blackmun, who authored the majority Opinion, explained– “Equal opportunity to participate in the fair administration … Continue reading

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On This Day in Legal History

On January 21, 1975, the United States Supreme Court decided Taylor v. Louisiana.  This case arose after an all-male jury (chosen from an all-male venire) found Billy Taylor guilty of a serious criminal offense.  Taylor alleged that his right to an … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1961 the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hoyt v. Florida.  The case arose after an all-male jury convicted Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband.  Hoyt argued the lack of women on … Continue reading

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On This Day in Legal History

On January 21, 1975, the United States Supreme Court decided Taylor v. Louisiana.  This case arose after an all-male jury (chosen from an all-male venire) found Billy Taylor guilty of a serious criminal offense.  Taylor alleged that his right to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Batson was a Black man accused of committing a felony.  At his trial the prosecutor removed all Blacks from serving on the jury, so he had an all-White panel.  He objected claiming his equal protection rights were violated, however, the … Continue reading

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