No. 23.

235 S.E.2d 828 (1977)

293 N.C. 105

STATE of North Carolina v. Robert Louis HARDY and Wilbur William Folston, Jr.,

Supreme Court of North Carolina.

July 14, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Atty. Gen. Rufus L. Edmisten by Asst. Atty. Gen. James E. Magner, Jr., Raleigh, for the State.

J. Bruce McKinney and Claude S. Sitton, Morganton, for defendant Hardy.

H. Dockery Teele, Jr., and W. Harold Mitchell, Valdese, for defendant Folston.

COPELAND, Justice.

Defendants, through counsel, moved the court to quash the indictments against them on the ground that there was arbitrary and systematic exclusion of blacks, women, and 18 through 21 year olds from the grand and petit juries. Defendants claim the court erred by ruling that there was no evidence of arbitrary or systematic exclusion of certain classes of people from the grand or petit juries and by denying their motions to quash. In this assignment...


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