Strauder v. West Virginia

PETITIONER: Strauder
RESPONDENT: West Virginia
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Waite Court (1877-1880)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Oct 21, 1879 / Oct 20, 1879
DECIDED: Mar 01, 1880

Facts of the case

A West Virginia law declared that only whites may serve on juries.

Question

Does the state law barring blacks from jury service violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?