On this date in History ..... 1975:
Court rules in Taylor vs. Louisiana that women cannot be excluded from jury duty.
Taylor, who had been charged with kidnapping, argued that in the territory of
his trial, women made up 53% of the eligible jurors, but there were no women on
his jury and were not even any women in the 175 person jury pool. His lawyer
argued this did not represent a proper and “fair cross section of the
community” that is “essential to the 6th Amendment’s guarantee of an