A Jury of 12 Men: Jury Duty in the Wake of the 19th Amendment

When the 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18th, 1920, states across the nation found themselves grappling with the implications of this new suffrage. One aspect that was particularly divisive was jury duty. Most states selected their jury pool from those who were eligible to vote, and the question became, “Would women now be counted …

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