Castañeda v. Partida (1977)

Holds the grand jury system in Hidalgo County, TX is unconstitutional and discriminated against Mexican-Americans in the 1960s and 1970s.

Citation: 430 U.S. 482
Court: SCOTUS
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Law type: Criminal
Jurisdiction level:Federal
State of origin: Texas
Topic(s):Grand jury and Mexican-Americans
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Result:Win
Attorneys:David Hall, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
Others involved:ACLU, prominent criminal defense attorney Warren Burnett.
More info:

https://www.trla.org/journal/legacy-of-trla-public-defender-program


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Last modified: 2024-04-18 11:01
Case internal grade: C | Case internal status: Needs work |
Case internal status notes: Looks good but needs review. Note: took decades for practice to change.
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