Lee v. Missouri,
439 U.S. 461 (1979)

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Lee v. Missouri, 439 U.S. 461 (1979)

Lee v. Missouri

No. 77-6066

Decided January 15, 1979*

439 U.S. 461


Judgments of Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals affirming convictions as against fair cross-section claims based on exclusion of women from juries are vacated, and the cases are remanded for reconsideration in light of Duren v. Missouri, ante p. 439 U. S. 357. Because Duren does not announce any "new standards" of constitutional law not evident from the decision in Taylor v. Louisiana, 419 U. S. 522, the considerations calling for departure from full retroactive application of constitutional holdings are inapplicable to juries sworn after the Taylor decision.

Certiorari granted in Nos. 77066, 77-6068, 77-6701, and 77-7012. 556 S.W.2d 11; 556 S.W.2d 25; 556 S.W.2d 135; 559 S.W.2d 749; 560 S.W.2d 283; and 564 S.W.2d 328, vacated and remanded.

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