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On This Date in Legal History

In 1890 the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies to provide “for separate railway carriages for the white and colored races.”  The races weren’t permitted to sit together.  Any passenger who violated the law was subject to … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Raphael Konigsberg graduated from the University of Southern California Law School, and passed the bar examination in 1953; however, the State of California refused to admit him to practice, because he wouldn’t answer whether he was in the past, or … 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

In 1890, the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies in the state to provide equal, but separate, cars for blacks and whites.  The races were not permitted to sit in each other’s railway cars.  Any passenger who … 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 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 Date in Legal History

On this date in 1961, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hoyt v. Florida.  In that case, an all-male jury convicted Gwendolyn Hoyt of killing her husband.  At the time of Hoyt’s trial, women were excluded from … Continue reading

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The Regrettable Plessy Decision

In 1890, the Louisiana legislature enacted a statute that required railroad companies in the state to provide equal, but separate, cars for blacks and whites.  The races were not permitted to sit in each other’s railway cars.  Any passenger who … Continue reading

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