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Strauder v. West Virginia
United States Supreme Court
100 U.S. 303 (1880)
West Virginia (plaintiff) enacted a statute limiting jury service to white males over the age of 21 who are state citizens. An all-white jury convicted Strauder (defendant), a black man, of murder. Strauder argues that his conviction by a jury selected under the West Virginia statute violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Strong, J.)
Dissent (Field, J.)
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