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Jury discrimination : the Supreme Court, public opinion, and a grassroots fight for racial equality in Mississippi

Author: Christopher Waldrep
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Series: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the origins of Americans' ideas about trial by jury, this book provides the first detailed analysis of jury discrimination. Explaining how, in 1906, a white lawyer named Dabney Marshall was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Waldrep
ISBN: 9780820330020 0820330027 9780820340302 0820340308
OCLC Number: 468232569
Description: ix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Making the fairy tale --
The discovery that race politicizes due process --
How revolutionary was the Civil War? --
Privileges and immunities in the Supreme Court --
The jury cases --
Getting blacks on Mississippi juries --
Appendix 1 : States discriminating by property and race in their statutes --
Appendix 2 : States linking jury service to constitutional suffrage requirements --
Appendix 3 : States relying on local discrimination --
Appendix 4 : Members of the House of Representatives for and against the fourteenth amendment, thirty-ninth Congress, first session.
Series Title: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Responsibility: Christopher Waldrep.

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"Waldrep presents a deeply researched, heavily documented empirical study. His book focuses less on Mississippi per se than on the intersection of principle, public opinion, and race in determining Read more...

 
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