A negro convicted of rape in one of the so-called "Scottsboro" cases moved to quash the indictment and the trial venire, alleging systematic exclusion of negroes from the grand and petit juries on the grounds of race and color. The trial court overruled the motions, and the Alabama Supreme Court sustained this decision, holding that the evidence failed to establish such exclusion. On certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, held, that the refusal to quash the indictment and trial venire was a denial of equal protection of the laws contrary to the Fourteenth Amendment, since the evidence on those motions sufficiently established systematic exclusion of negroes from both juries on grounds of race and color. Norris v. Alabama, (U. S. 1935) 55 Sup. Ct. 579.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-EXCLUSION FROM JURIES ON GROUNDS OF RACE AND COLOR-SCOTTSBORO CASE,
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