STRAUDER v. WEST VIRGINIA

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Case Basics
Petitioner 
Strauder
Respondent 
West Virginia
Term:
Facts of the Case 

A West Virginia law declared that only whites may serve on juries.

Question 

Does the state law barring blacks from jury service violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

Conclusion 

Yes. Strong, writing for the majority, declared that to deny citizen participation in the administration of justice solely on racial grounds "is practically a brand upon them, affixed by law; an assertion of their inferiority, and a stimulant to that race prejudice which is an impediment to securing to individuals of the race that equal justice which the law aims to secure to all others."

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STRAUDER v. WEST VIRGINIA. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 21 October 2014. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1851-1900/1879/1879_0/>.
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