Hernandez v. Texas


Hernandez v. Texas was a landmark Supreme Court case that addressed the exclusion of Mexican Americans from juries in Texas. ftwitty / Getty Images
Hernandez v. Texas was a landmark Supreme Court case that addressed the exclusion of Mexican Americans from juries in Texas. ftwitty / Getty Images

Hernandez v. Texas addressed civil rights for Mexican Americans, and was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys. It set a new precedent in how the 14th Amendment was interpreted in terms of race and ethnicity.

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Tracy's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: Crime, 20th century, court cases, 14th amendment, Texas, U.S. history, racism, Hispanic and Latino history