Hoyt v. Florida, 368 U.S. 57 (1961), was an appeal by Gwendolyn Hoyt, who had killed her husband and received a jail sentence for second degree murder.


Did the Florida statute violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?


Hoyt v. Florida (No. 31). Argued: October 19, 1961. Decided: November 20, 1961 ... Held: The Florida statute is not unconstitutional on its face or as applied in ...


Hoyt v. Florida - Significance, Court Upholds Double Standard Regarding Jury Service, First Use Of The Temporary Insanity Plea ...


Hoyt v. Florida confirmed the gender bias inherent in the law in the early 1960s, ruling that women could be kept from serving on juries if states felt that their ...