Benton v. Maryland (395 U.S. 784)

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Benton v. Maryland (395 U.S. 784)
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Syllabus
Benton v. Maryland, 395 U.S. 784 (1969), is a Supreme Court of the United States decision concerning double jeopardy. Benton ruled that the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment does apply to the states. In doing so, Benton expressly overruled Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U.S. 319 (1937). — Excerpted from Benton v. Maryland on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinion
White
Dissenting Opinion
Harlan

United States Supreme Court

395 U.S. 784

JOHN DALMER BENTON, PETITIONER,  v.  STATE OF MARYLAND.

 Argued: March 24, 1969. --- Decided: June 23, 1969

M. Michael Cramer, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

Peter L. Strauss, Washington, D.C., for the United States, as amicus curiae, at the invitation of the Court.

Francis B. Burch, Baltimore, Md., for respondent.

Mr. Justice MARSHALL, delivered the opinion of the Court.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).