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Commonwealth v. Welosky
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
276 Mass. 398, 177 N.E. 656 (1931)
Genevieve Welosky (defendant) was convicted by an all-male jury of possessing and displaying liquor with the intent to sell it. On appeal, Welosky argued that, because the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution had given women the right to vote, women should also be qualified to serve on juries. Therefore, she argued, the trial court had erred in allowing the jury to be selected from lists of potential jurors that did not include women.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rugg, C.J.)
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