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Duren v. Missouri
Citation:439 U.S. 357 (1979)
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Duren (Petitioner) was indicted in Missouri trial court for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. He filed a motion challenging the jury selection process, contending that the jury was made up of a disproportionate number of men compared to women. A Missouri law granted women an automatic exemption from jury service, if they requested it. Duren contended that this law violated his right to trial by a jury chosen by a fair cross section of his community.
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