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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

Gary Duncan was charged with simple battery after allegedly slapping someone. He requested a jury trial, to no avail. He was found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in jail and a $10.00 fine. Duncan appealed his conviction claiming his … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In July 1977 policemen from Miami Beach were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.  They were accused of breaking and entering a restaurant.  They tried to prevent televised coverage of their trial, but … 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 Date in Legal History

On this date in 1980 the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after they were excluded from a criminal trial. The United States Supreme Court held that “absent an overriding interest…the trial of … Continue reading

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