Strauder v. West Virginia - "a Brand Upon Them", African Americans And The Jury System, Further Readings
State of West Virginia
That a West Virginia statute allowing only whites to serve on juries prevented Strauder from enjoying due process and full protection under the law.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
George O. Davenport; Charles Devens, U.S. Attorney General
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Robert White; J. W. Green
Justices for the Court
Joseph P. Bradley, John Marshall Harlan I, Ward Hunt, Samuel Freeman Miller, William Strong (writing for the Court), Noah Haynes Swayne, Morrison Remick Waite
Nathan Clifford, Stephen Johnson Field
Date of Decision
1 March 1880
In favor of Strauder, the appellant.
The Strauder decision established the right of African Americans to be seated as jurors.
- Ex Parte Virginia, 100 U.S. 339 (1879).
- United States ex rel. Krueger v. Kinsella, 137 F.Supp. 806 (1956).
- Murphy v. Garrett, 729 F.Supp. 461 (1990).
Bradley, David, and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, eds. The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1998.
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