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On This Date in Legal History

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 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

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 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 this day in 1974 oral arguments in Taylor v. Louisiana took place at the United States Supreme Court. Billy Taylor challenged his conviction (for aggravated kidnapping) by an all-male jury. Louisiana excused women from jury service. Taylor claimed that he … 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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