Aldridge v. United States
283 U.S. 308 (1931)

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Aldridge v. United States, 283 U.S. 308 (1931)

Aldridge v. United States

No. 683

Argued March 16, 1931

Decided April 20, 1931

283 U.S. 308

Syllabus

1. A negro, about to be tried for the murder of a white man, is entitled to have the jurors asked on their voir dire whether they have any racial prejudice that would prevent a fair and impartial verdict. P. 283 U. S. 311et seq.

2. A request for such an inquiry at a trial in the District of Columbia (where prospective jurors are examined by the Court) held sufficient, although informal. P. 283 U. S. 310.

47 F.2d 407 reversed.

Certiorari, 282 U.S. 836, to review a judgment affirming a sentence for murder.

Page 283 U. S. 309

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