McQuirter v. State: Judgment
Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions
Bennett Capers, Sarah Deer, & Corey Rayburn Yung
Contribution to Book
This vintage rape case concerns an Alabama court’s determination that the jury may consider “social conditions and customs founded upon racial differences, such that the prosecutrix was a white woman and the defendant was a Negro man” in assessing a Black defendant’s culpability for assault with intent to rape. This case represents how rape law was weaponized against Black men and is an ideal case for a feminist rewritten opinion to interrogate how race and rape are closely intertwined.
Cortney E. Lollar, McQuirter v. State: Judgment, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions 16 (Bennett Capers, Sarah Deer, & Corey Rayburn Yung, eds. 2022).
Institutional Repository Citation
Cortney E. Lollar,
McQuirter v. State: Judgment,
Faculty Publications By Year