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Taylor v. Louisiana
Citation:419 U.S. 522 (1975)
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Taylor (Petitioner) was indicted for aggravated kidnapping by a grand jury. The trial court then denied his motion to quash the venire after he argued that women had been systematically excluded from it. Under the Louisiana Constitution at the time, a woman could not be selected for jury service unless she had previously filed a written declaration of her desire to be subject to jury service. Taylor was convicted and sentenced to death.
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