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Strauder v. West Virginia


STRAUDER V. WEST VIRGINIA, 100 U.S. 303 (1880), a case in which the Supreme Court declared that a West Virginia statute restricting jury service to whites violated the Fourteenth Amendment because it denied African Americans equal protection of the law. The Court also upheld the Civil Rights Act (1866) provision for removal of cases to the federal courts when equal rights were denied in state courts.


Engle, Stephen D. "Mountaineer Reconstruction: Blacks in the Political Reconstruction of West Virginia." Journal of Negro History 78 (Summer 1993): 137–165.

Ransom E. NobleJr./a. r.

See alsoCivil Rights Act of 1866 ; Civil Rights and Liberties ; Constitution of the United States ; Equal Protection of the Law ; Jury Trial ; United States v. Harris .

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