Barr v. City of Columbia
|Barr v. City of Columbia
|Supreme Court of the United States reversed the convictions of five African Americans who were refused service at a lunch counter of a department store based upon a prior Court decision, holding that there was insufficient evidence to support a breach of peace conviction and that criminal trespass convictions would be reversed for the reasons stated in another case that was decided that same day, Bouie v. City of Columbia, 378 U.S. 347 (1964). Bouie held that retroactive application of expanded construction of a criminal statute was barred by due process of ex post facto laws. — Excerpted from Barr v. City of Columbia on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Barr v. Columbia, 378 U.S. 146 (1964), was a case in which the|
United States Supreme Court
BARR v. CITY OF COLUMBIA
Argued: Oct. 14 and 15, 1963. --- Decided: June 22, 1964
Jack Greenberg, New York City, Matthew Perry, Columbia, S.C., and Constance B. Motley, New York City, for petitioners.
David W. Robinson, II, and John W. Sholenberger, Columbia, S.C., for respondent.
Ralph S. Spritzer, Washington, D.C., for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court.
Mr. Justice BLACK, delivered the opinion of the Court.
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