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Commonwealth v. Maxwell
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
271 Pa. 378, 114 A. 825 (1921)
Maxwell (defendant) was indicted for murder. The indictment was quashed because a woman had served on the grand jury that had issued the indictment. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (commonwealth) (plaintiff) appealed, arguing that because the recently enacted Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote, women in Pennsylvania should also be permitted to serve on juries.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Schaffer, J.)
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